Elaine d'Esterre

Feminist Visual Artist – Paintings, Mixed Media and Etchings

Small Oil Paintings – The Bungle Bungles

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Background

The studio painting began as an idea originating from this detailed sketch that was originally based on a digital print from my Mungo series. As I started drawing with pen and ink the image suggested a theme about my experience from The Kimberely in West Australia. The black shape resembled the amazing landforms in that area that resemble bee hives. Sediments placed in layers washed from ancient mountains inland over time eroded, transported by water and deposited in layers. Further erosion resulted in what resembles large striped mounds.

 

 

One of Two old discarded collagraph plates became a texture ground for a copy of the small sketch, an oil titled Journey to the Bungle Bungles, 2018

Bungle Bungles 2

 

The other became the ground for another version of that theme which I titled Memory of the Bungle Bungles, 2018.

 

Memory of the Bungle Bungles

 

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 “Small Oil Paintings – The Bungle Bungles

  1. These are lovely Elaine Xc

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