Original Landscape Drawings
These drawings take as their inspiration aspects of the Australian bush and coastal landscapes. I have been particularly interested in focusing upon the micro-landscapes in the bushland surrounding my studio (as I have in my paintings), and in immersing myself in the characteristics of other local bush and wetland landscapes.
The interest for me is not necessarily in the obviously scenic or panoramic, especially since these places are often understated in their immediate visual appeal. Rather it is in the hidden life, the special story, the quiet soul of a pocket of the natural environment. I like to notice, in these artworks, the way creek water runs, the textures of grasses, or the gestures of tree branches.
These works are created on high quality, sustainable papers (usually Eco Fabriano 200gsm). Materials used include willow charcoal, graphite bocks (occasionally soluble), conte pastels and pencil. Techniques used include subtractive drawing and washed in tints for simple and subtle colour.
As my concern grows for adjusting my art toward ecologically sustainable practices, which is fitting for an artist with a strong connection to natural landscapes, this genre is probably by most eco-friendly offering! And if you share this concern for the environment, it is now possible to find some lovely eco-friendly framing options too.
The over all dimensions of the papers used normally conform (roughly speaking) to A2, A3 and A4 sizes, whilst the size of each artwork image is supplied with the photo.
These drawings are unframed, which is more convenient for postage and keeps the costs of these works lower. Postage is included in the price.
Though the time taken to create them is not always less than a painting of similar size, unlike stretched canvas they are not ready to hang as is, so the choice of frame can be yours. We can, however, have them framed for you, at additional cost.