Brightest of Days is a series of works that explore the winter landscape observed while on holiday in Orange.
Australia is a country that celebrates summer, however our brightest day is in fact a winter day with liquid blue sky and shimmering foliage.
I did preliminary water colour sketches made on location to record my emotional response to the landscape and light. This helps build the pictorial language repeated throughout the series. Within my studio, canvases begin with vague pencil sketches and free flowing washes. Layers of matte vinyl paint are built up slowly using flat, wide brushes. Vigilant observation leads to incremental adjustments in an obsessive manner. Artworks progress slowly; each new shape altering what went before to create an overall rhythmic harmony.
Recurrent themes of roads and trees, paring back the detail and repeating forms, creates a physical sense of order and harmony for me. Small vignettes are deliberately placed at the edges of the painting to lead the viewer’s eye outwards and beyond. My signature neutral palette is brightened by a combination of intensely saturated colours, often using complimentary schemes. White is intentionally placed to lead the viewer’s eye through the painting.
These works continue my exploration into observational art where purposeful scale and placement creates semi-abstract artworks that still time. Clare Brodie, 2019
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Meet the Artist 1 - 3pm Saturday 19 October 2019