This week’s work of the week was chosen by Penny Rushton, Interior Designer for Quadrant Design.
Considering I have traveled so little of Australia’s ‘Deep Outback’, I am struck by the nostalgic qualities of this work, in that it relates to many of my own memories of watching the setting sun, and being mesmerized by the beauty of a Landscape cast in golden light.
The artist has built texture and dimension in this work, carving deep grooves into the paint of the water’s surface, giving depth and movement to shadows cast by small waves. These horizontal grooves are punctuated by vertical tree trunks in silhouette. Disrupted reflections of trees on the distant shore line blur and add interest to the horizon. I am impressed by the success of a work produced in various tones of ochre.
The exhibition is current until Saturday 3 May 2014
View complete exhibition online at http://www.quadrantgallery.com.au/mary-raphael.html