My son and his new wife honeymooned in Tasmania and spent a couple of days at Cradle Mountain. This wonderful place is the inspiration for my latest painting. My other sons new wife gave me some silver leaf and I have used it to do the sky in this painting. I have also made use of some iridescent paints in among the purples. It was fun to play with some new mediums.
Tag Archives: mixed media
‘Camping Boreen Point’, 2010, acrylic & enamel,90x120cm
We went to Boreen Point on Lake Cootharaba to camp last year with friends. There is always a competion to see who can find the most tent pags hidden in the sand…you’d be surprised how many there are just under the surface . I have included a lot of found objects in the artwork including some tent pegs and other things found around a campsite, fishing hooks,rope, tidetimes broshure etc. A small possum visited us each night for her feed of camp scraps .
Camping Boreen Point has been selected for the Moreton Bay Art Awards exhibition to be held at Pine Rivers Regional Gallery in May.It is part of a recent series in my work using black enamel paint.
Golgotha Gold, mixed media
Golgotha Gold was painted to remind us of the gift of life God has given to all of us. There are the 3 crosses of calvary , the dice thrown by the soldiers as they tossed for Jesus’ robe (bottom right) and gold throughout symbolising the preciousness of this gift.
I hope everyone has a safe and blessed Easter .
‘Inri’, mixed media, 32x44cm
This piece was inspired by the worship song ‘Above all’ and some of the words of the song are included in the painting. It is one of a few paintings that will be exhibited in an evening called ‘Journey to the Cross’. It will be an interactive and contemplative discovery of the ‘stations of the cross’ and will be held this Wednesday evening 31st March, 7-9pm at Bracken Ridge Baptist. As well as art there will be live music, communion, good coffee and paska or simnel cake. All welcome.
Seagardens l & Seasgardens ll
I have managed to get into the art gallery I love at Moffat Beach called ‘Seaview Gallery’. This coral paintings and another similair are now hanging there. I origonally painted them last year for an exhibition called ‘Under the Water’ that was on ‘mojocreations’ floating gallery moared off the jetty at Redcliffe. They are mixed media works with lots of texture created using layers of papers and textiles under the paint.