Lydie Paton

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Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

Here warm colours and highlights in pinks and yellows celebrate the form of old grasstrees and eucalypt trunks in the light at the end of the day. Painted from memory, they are impressions from time spent walking around Rocky River in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island these characters and silhouettes were typical of the landscape there prior to the fires earlier this year .

This painting is part of a collection of works I have been making. The painting style is drawing-like and loose, it is about capturing a place the same way you might sketch it. The process and colour palettes shift slightly with each new pair of paintings but they have a common warmth and Australianess to them.
I begin with a thin quickly applied base coat of acrylic often blocked in in two or three colours. Once this dries I sketch in a composition in charcoal and then there is usually 1 or 2 layers of more broadly blocked in acrylic colour, where shapes and shadows start to come out. I leave evidence of the charcoal drawing and the base layers with each additional layer. Then the final layer or two is worked on with textured impasto oil paint.I work back in with charcoal whenever it seems some definition or extra shadow is needed.

I often paint works as pairs. This is the sister painting to In a brighter light - II. The two works are made to hang side by side but could look equally good hanging in the same space or seperately.

I am happy to organise framing for paintings prior to sending. Prices for a shadow frame similar to the one shown in the last image are;
Aussie Oak (narrow) - $410 (pictured)
Black - $425
Wide Aussie Oak - $710 (will send photo example)


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Nature Art, Landscape Art

Lydie Paton

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