Art, Identity & Place

How wild places, deep time and archaeology inform my contemporary art process

Seascape Constructions

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    These large oil paintings have evolved slowly and are three quarters complete with a few more layers of overpainting waiting as I wait for paint to dry.

    The underpaintings contain frottage on rice paper rubbed with graphite from rocks at Point Roadknight that combined with thin flowing wash and oil stick application. Textural buildup integrated with splashed and poured paint layers as Ipushed  tone and contrasts around the compositions. 

    Almost dry I am at a circling stage ready to pull the elements into desired effect.

    Author: elainedesterre

    I have been producing oil paintings, mixed media, prints (etching), digital prints and drawings for many years travelling to the Australian outback and overseas for inspiration and further education. My formal education consists of a PhD in painting and a BA in printmaking and my artwork is represented in public and private collections. My purpose and ongoing challenge is to create a gender-balanced and environment-focused iconography within the Western canon of European oil painting. These themes find expression within imagery about time, memory and identity as well as in geomorphology of evolutionary and environmental significance.

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    1. Lovely – such wonderful textures and depth.