Oil & Pigments On Canvas
Personal Work 2015 - 2020
The creation of these artworks starts with the making of the artist's own paint by hand-grinding down pigments and then mixing the preferred consistency and hue. The most vivid colour of a clear deep blue sky day in June in Far North Queensland has been obtained by grinding together a raw cobalt blue (a German bohemian word meaning plagued by spirit) and phthalate blue (also known as Monostral blue). A rare pigment called Lapis Lazuli from Afganistan has been used to paint majestic Raintrees of the Mowbray Valley... Pigments purity and depth of colour best interprets the visual idea of these paintings.