Wednesday, 6 June 2007
Australian Bush Series
Yesterday I cleaned out my little studio. It's amazing how quickly "stuff" accumulates. My artwork was not displayed very well and I had art materials lurking in corners and under things, making it all hard to get to and I kept knocking things off my table due to lack of space! So I have; expanded one shelf crammed with materials into two shelves, deducted some decorative items from the table to create more space, displayed my artwork in a more attractive way, added an oil burner to fill the air with scent and at last, it's all very organised and streamlined. I feel so efficient!
With all this good energy floating around, I spent the morning creating an "Australian Bush" series, which are designs using my collection of banksia pods, gum nuts, wattle branches and gum leaves. Created with ink and water colour, they are sample designs, in colours of the Australian bush. Later, I will select the designs I like best (I prefer the seed pods over the leaves) and create them on a larger scale, maybe making just a few changes. In fact I enjoyed making these so much, I hope to paint some of them in acrylics on 12 X 12 canvas.