It’s not that popular with cp lovers, especially buyers, but it’s so satisfying, even therapeutic to create. I can sit for hours at my drawing table and work quietly and patiently on any sized abstract.
For me this is art on another level. It’s about ‘feeling and interpretation’, rather than realism and obvious meaning.
My next major show in March next year already contains 22 realistic paintings, some of which, ‘hint’ at abstraction. But my next 2 paintings will be very abstract in ‘look’, but strong in meaning.
When my wife Val and I stayed a night at Avoca Beach, near Gosford in NSW, I noticed some strongly marked bricks in a wall in our cabin.
The first is featured today, but what does it mean?
For me, I see a symbol of outback Australia, the colours of the landscape, and the shapes within it. This painting evokes strong memories of where I have been and it’s rather personal, but it’s a painting that can be shared.
How do you interpret it?
I will post a photo when it’s finished as well as photos of the creation of the second painting in this ‘mini series’.
Wednesday: Evandale Art Workshop