Medium: oil paint on canvas
My interest primarily lies within the realm of abstraction, emotional wellbeing and connection. Contemplation (Toodyay) is a painting which was started before a family barbeque at the family bush block in Toodyay. A peaceful day where I was fully immersed in the tranquility of the sound of wind through the trees, distant sheep and birds, the blue sky as far as the eye could see and the scattering of wildflowers popping up through the sandy soil. The fire like red, which once dominated the canvas, began to change after this day of mindfulness. I began applying palette knives of sandy greys and earthy tones, as well as lilacs alluding to the landscape I was immersed in.