top ballet drawing 6

This is one of the studies for my Ballet/ Ballerina Series.

top Map I

Inspired by the great abstract works and aerial photography on Artdoxa, I created a series called "Journeys". This series uses and explores different types of maps to create artwork compositions.

top Blowout

Continuing with my Coal Seam Gas Exploration Theme, I digitally combined two of my study images, made a transparency, projected it onto watercolour paper and painted in inks, watercolour and gouache.

top Blue Grass

From my watercolour sketch I transferred the image onto canvas and painted in acrylic with brushes and palette knives.

top Timeless

I digitally manipulated of three of my misty Granite Belt morning watercolour studies, transferred the image onto canvas and painted the projected image in acrylic.

top Karrara Landscape or Toxic Landscape

I digitally layered three studies to create this image, then printed it onto canvaspaper and over painted areas and washes in acrylic to resolve the landscape.
A better title for this painting should have been "Toxic Landscape", as the red area is red soil where nothing will now grow - the aftermath of Coal Seam Gas extraction and mining. What was once prime agricultural and grazing land was devastated. The miners did their "thing" and left without re-habilitating the landscape. Now nothing will grow and the grazier was left with the task and expense of cleaning-up.
The symbolism in the sky, a mark of respect for the Traditional owners of the land, signifies that the harmony of "man" and land is lost forever and has disappeared into the sky.

top Western Queensland II

I used the same sketches and watercolour studies of a previous painting and reworked them to create a new approach, add feeling and meaning to this landscape. The underlying symbolism, that I created and used, is intended to show respect and regard for the traditional owners of this area of Western Queensland.

top Jammed

To create this artwork I scanned, layered and digitally manipulated two painted studies and one of my photographs.The resulant image was printed onto 190gsm watercolour paper with Epson archieval grade inks.

top Boulders

To create this artwork I scanned, layered and digitally manipulated two painted studies and one of my photographs.The resulant image was digitally printed onto a canvas and then further painted.

top Time

In this artwork, I layered and digitally manipulated my watercolour paintings, drawings, and texture rubbings. The final image was printed onto 180gsm smooth watercolour paper using Epson archieval inks.