During the My State Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Southern Tasmania in February the Art Society of Tasmania holds an exhibition of artworks on the theme of water. I am pleased that my entry Contrasting Textures has been selected to be hung in this exhibition at the Long Gallery in Salamanca Place. This rather large painting is an acrylic on canvas incorporating texture paste to accentuate the solidity and rough texture of the forground rocks which echo roughly the shapes of the dolerite slopes of iconic Cradle Mt. The relective waters of Dove Lake glisten where the light strikes and look mirror like in the foreground pool. Water is also evident in the sky in the delicate thin mist… another contrasting texture suggested through the method of paint application. Drybrush scumbling was used here while for the rocks palette knife work added boldness and substance. In the water’s reflective area smoothly brushed glazes achieved the desired effect.
This 40×50 cm acrylic on canvas is the demo painting I worked on at last weekend’s Adult Education workshop. It was painted using the primary colours and white (no black) using brushes and palette knife. The main technique for creating the transparency of the thin veil of mist and the soft but volumous clouds was dry brush scumbling. No wonder I wear my brushes out!
SOLD. going to live in NSW.