Due to the indecisive weather this past week, I have been occupied in the studio working on some larger oils on canvas. The paint application has involved mixing up buttery oil colours and applying them loosely onto the canvas with a palette knife and a combination of brushes, scrubbing in the colour, whilst recognising tone and the direction of marks to aid perspective. A broad brush has been used to drag the paint across the surface of the canvas before drawing back into areas with a smaller brush. I have been drawn to using colour whilst at Bundanon, whether through paint or drawing with pastel, this has been the most immediate way for me to represent the landscape. I am endeavouring to capture a mood in these large paintings and play with big skies. The paintings below are all works in progress!
Photographs further below feature caravans gifted to Bundanon titled ‘Travelling Colony’ by artist Brook Andrew.