Monday, 23 May 2016

Red centre and charred wood

Experiments here with acrylic paint transfer, white acrylic paint, brown Sheaffer Skrip ink applied with a brush, black Quink and a cola pen, and then small marks in bleach.

I'm playing with the colours and barrenness of the Red Centre of Australia and the sudden contrast of an isolated settlement. We saw much vegetation ravaged by fire, with small trees and scrub against the extraordinary red earth and the distant blue hills.






The isolation of the thousands of miles of hot, barren scrub which separated those tiny settlements has stayed with me down the months. It is extraordinary how some newly-seen landscapes can haunt the memory with intensity and provoke such a lasting response in the imagination. 



4 comments:

  1. Beautiful. So evocative. The shock of colour is spectacular!!!

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    1. Thank you, Marny. I'm off to Scotland at the weekend and looking forward to time to explore this further, especially the contrast between the black and white and the red elements ... more colour shocks I hope!

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  2. du rouge profond... beau!

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    1. Merçi, Elfi - le rouge et le noir est ma conbinaison préférée maintenant.

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