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the dandenongs, victoria, Australia
an artist and it solution architect living in the temperate rainforest of southeastern australia

Thursday, January 3, 2013

winterwood - i in the new studio

hi!  well we have spent the remainder of 2011 settling into our new (old) house in croydon, victoria, australia.  we had to move off the mountain as the large block of land was consuming too much of our time.  we decided we also needed to be closer to the city to make commuting simpler and shorter.  the "downsize" move was tricky and we have had two of the four bedroom filled with boxes!

that wouldn't normally be a problem, but one of those bedrooms was slated tobe my "new" studio!  finally, after many weeks of work and great determination from my darling wife the studio is ready and i finally got down to some work!

here is the studio ready to go!  i wanted to get straight in and start working on a backlog of ideas.  and i did.  the weather is a tad warm, so some of the floaty, wet-in-wet work i had planned will have to wait.

here is the first tangible result, "winterwood - i".

the studio is a really nice, light-filled space and it feels great!  thanks for everyone's patience!

  -- joel.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

eloquent dawn - ix

this one pulls at me and pushes me away at the same time.  i like the way the negative painting supports the golds and the shapes "almost" work.  i have posted this for completeness of the series as it stands today.  that is all.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

eloquent dawn - x

someone said - "this is not a traditional watercolor".  i replied i am not a traditional watercolorist"...


Friday, January 13, 2012

eloquent dawn - viii, vi and vii

the continuation.  trying to put together the inspirations of dawn with much looser shapes.  sometimes it works - sometimes it don't...

number "viii" is seaside inspired.  it is likely that "ix" will be too.

"vi" is cold and wintry.

not sure what "vii" is up to???

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

surf coast paintings

we went down to the great ocean road for a holiday.  looking out at the ocean, knowing that if we swam south we wouldn't hit land until we cam to antarctica.  it is a weird feeling...

the top two paintings were the last two i did.  the left has a cold sky, the right has a warm sky.  see how they compare and each works differently...

i started by trying to capture the soft blues and greens of the cliff side plants...  that hasn't yet happened to my satisfaction.

working here to recover shapes from the painted area.