Journal

I am searching for my (art) style. The Thousand Sketches was like a satellite view, a grand sweep of who I might be, a way of sorting land from sea.

I am searching by engaging in smaller projects. I can see where 5 years at university would come in handy though, this is hard work, time is only half of it. I have half a dozen scrappy projects on the go and need to wallow, play, explore, focus and get inspiration and tuition and critique on them all!

May be I need a better warm up. Yes I do.

How to engage the muse?

Maybe that is the title of the paper I am writing for the ANZPA Journal.

Maybe with that question in mind I might make sense of the following projects…

Where I am up to

Earth Crosses
in prints and also paint

Landscapes
A plan to produce a series of about 10 digital line & wash prints

Bush & plants
Like above, A plan to produce a series of about 10 digital somewhat abstract plant series
prints and have begun one in acrylic paint

Squares
I am aware I am drawn to the square format… the landscapes? Perhaps those prints need to be in three adjoining prints?

Presentation is on my mind, and I have just ordered 10 frames to work on a show of some sort.

Just as I want to focus on the above – and that is a lot of work! What happens: new styles emerge.

Let me post some in the posts ahead. Or would that be procrastinating?

Shoalhaven Art

I have a nasty feeling as I surf the web that I should be working or creating, but if I had done that I would not have found Patrick Shirvington’s art or learned about the Arthur Boyd residency.  Now:  https://www.bundanon.com.au/

I love the Shoalhaven River in NSW, Australia – one of my favourite places. I canoed down it when I was in my late teens and also went on a few bushwalking trips. I enjoyed a video recently of Arthur Boyd doing huge plein air on the river. It is a place where I would love to go & do art!

Images follow. Both of them inspire me to keep going with my landscapes, and I need a bit of inspiration on that right now.

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