76.5cmx61cmx3.5cm (30"x24" approx)
Mixed media on stretched canvas, sealed and UV varnished for protection. Ready to hang
This expressive, energetic painting was made after an early morning hike in local bushland near my studio at Mt Coot-tha. I like to stop and absorb the energy of the area I am in - the wind, the movement of animals and insects darting about. There's a bustling sort of energy there, even on quiet mornings.
I chose to use a palette of deep reds, violets and pinks and expressively laid the paint down in thin washes and thick scrapes, making energetic marks with brushes and other mark making tools. I used graphite and coloured wax to move the eye around the canvas with marks, and oils for thicker strokes and texture.
I titled this painting Sweet Retreat after the way it feels to be in nature.
This painting is on a beautiful Wright & Co professional quality canvas, substantial in weight and a delight to paint on. It comes varnished for protection and is ready to hang.