Shamal

Warm winds blowing fabric

Shamal” -warm desert wind

Oil on Marouflaged Linen

200mm x 400mm

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Did you ever tie a knot in your handkerchief?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Remembrance”

Oil on marouflaged Linen

Ovato Tondo 300mm x 400mm

 

When I was a child, my Grandmother told me to tie a knot in my hanky to remember.  I might not remember why I tied the knot, but  I think of her every time.

When I began painting drapery it was because I was exploring traditions and memories passed from one generation to the next, and using fabrics as symbols of that.  I found that these fabrics became loaded with symbolism well beyond my personal memories. They can be seen as intimate and personal, but also universal and timeless.

My Grandmother has long since gone, but the love, the traditions, the memories linger… happily.

 

Works on Paper

Next week we open a new exhibition at Railway Street:  Works on Paper!  I’m looking forward to seeing what the other artists come up with, but in the mean time, here’s one of my works:

Fabric Study: Willow and Compressed Charcoal on Leonardo 600g paper

Doing works on paper can be frustrating for me when I’m used to using oils on canvas, (and my watercolors have long-since dried in their tubes) , but I love the raw immediacy of charcoal… and it’s a great way to get to know the subject before working up a larger painting.

Elegy


“Again and again, however we know the landscape of love
and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names,
and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others
fall: again and again the two of us walk out together
under the ancient trees, lie down again and again
among the flowers, face to face with the sky.”

Again and Again by Rainer Maria Rilke

Relinquish

Cadence

Deliquesce

memories fade, melt away