HONOURING PAINT AND MARK-MAKING

~2013~

CERULEAN PAINTED MARKS DRIPPING OVER A BIRD
CERULEAN PAINTED MARKS DRIPPING OVER A BIRD
OIL ON CANVAS
1500 X 1200mm
A TAP AND A FOUNTAIN
A TAP AND A FOUNTAIN
OIL ON CANVAS
1200 X 900mm
A PROTEA AND WEEPING BLUE PAINT
A PROTEA AND WEEPING BLUE PAINT
OIL ON CANVAS
1500 X 1200mm
ROCK ROSES TANGLED IN BLUE PAINT
ROCK ROSES TANGLED IN BLUE PAINT
OIL ON CANVAS
1500 X 1200mm
BLUE CAMELLIAS AND A WEBBED LEAF
BLUE CAMELLIAS AND A WEBBED LEAF
OIL ON CANVAS
1200 X 1500mm
PINK RECTANGLES AND LINES
PINK RECTANGLES AND LINES
OIL ON CANVAS
1500 X 1200mm
A TANGLED HOSEPIPE WITH A PURPLE RECTANGLE
A TANGLED HOSEPIPE WITH A PURPLE RECTANGLE
OIL ON CANVAS
1500 X 1200mm
CIRCLES AND LINES WITH AN ORANGE PAINTED RECTANGLE
CIRCLES AND LINES WITH AN ORANGE PAINTED RECTANGLE
OIL ON CANVAS
1500 X 1200mm
THORNY LEAVES ON STRIPED BACKGROUND
THORNY LEAVES ON STRIPED BACKGROUND
OIL ON CANVAS
1500 X 1200mm
HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL
HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL
OIL ON CANVAS
1500 X 1200mm
BROWN LEAVES AND SHADOWS
BROWN LEAVES AND SHADOWS
OIL ON CANVAS
1500 X 1200mm
WHAT ABOUT THE PAINT
WHAT ABOUT THE PAINT
OIL ON CANVAS (DIPTYCH)
1200 X 750mm
PINK RECTANGLE IN A SWAMP OF GREEN PAINT
PINK RECTANGLE IN A SWAMP OF GREEN PAINT
OIL ON CANVAS
A  HIDDEN BLUE BIRD AND A NEST OF WHITE PAINT
A HIDDEN BLUE BIRD AND A NEST OF WHITE PAINT
OIL ON CANVAS
BIRD IN YELLOW WITH DRIPS OF PAINT
BIRD IN YELLOW WITH DRIPS OF PAINT
OIL ON CANVAS
INDIGENOUS FLOWER BEHIND BARS OF GREY
INDIGENOUS FLOWER BEHIND BARS OF GREY
OIL ON CANVAS
600 X 900mm
PROTEA MELTED IN PAINT
PROTEA MELTED IN PAINT
OIL ON CANVAS
600 X 900mm
GREEN LEAF AND BLUE PEBBLES
GREEN LEAF AND BLUE PEBBLES
OIL ON CANVAS
600 X 700mm
CERULEAN BLUE PAINT AND ORANGE OVALS
CERULEAN BLUE PAINT AND ORANGE OVALS
OIL ON CANVAS
600 X 700mm

When one views these paintings, one is mesmerized by the veils of paint that wash and spill and pool over the canvas. At times rivulets are formed as they establish planes and shapes, creating a spacial dynamic both across the surface and backwards. Within this spatial configuration, linear articulations emerge as recognizable images. In Protea Weeping Blue, a spiky flower arises on the perimeter of the format behind a shower of cerulean blue and cut out shapes. In Brown Leaves and Shadows, brown lines form shadows, defining the leaves that seem to be lifting off a diagonally striated surface as they dry.