Elaine d'Esterre

Contemporary Visual Artist – Paintings, Mixed Media and Etchings

Large Oil with Mixed Media : more of Mungo

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This one began with a gesso underpainting into which I placed frottage and sketches done on site at Lake Mungo. Below are details and I placed them on the left of the composition making it appear lop-sided. Below are close ups of the work on paper.


Top half


Bottom section with postings of gesso mixed with Indian ink.

Then my attempt to balance the image resulted in


Three colours poured across the surface into which I placed gladwrap that I will remove when the paint dries a little.

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.

2 thoughts on “Large Oil with Mixed Media : more of Mungo

  1. Isn’t glad wrap a useful tool! Such a nice way to create texture. Its great to see the progression of this piece.

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