Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Aussie Icon 1, another work from 2011


Pictures of another work from 2011. Measures about 38 x 75cm on stretcher. For sale at $1,100.
close detail from Aussie Icon 1
Aussie Icon 1



















This morning Rodney and I spent a couple of hours down at my Gallery on the New England Highway cleaning up and arranging work on the walls. I also added a number of beaded adornments I've made in the last 6 months to the display cabinet. Sometime soon I'll add pictures of adornments.

This afternoon I'll resume work on Abigail. I want to overpaint the face in oils and because of  this I won't be able to handle the canvas to work directly into the surface with machine embroidering until the paint has set up in about 2-3 days time. Maybe there'll be enough time after the painting to start preparing for a new work...? I'm a very slow painter! It is so absolutely important to have the face right. Everything else in the composition can be perfect but it won't work unless the face is properly modelled and can evoke the sense of mood that I'm trying to capture.
 
The idea is still very tentative at the moment but I've been inspired by gorgeous native parrots seen in our garden lately and want to explore some ideas on the theme of "plumage".

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