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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Australian landscape, study

I post the study of an Australian woolshed based on Harry Sowden. I found his book, "Australian Woolsheds" in a market, published by Cassell Australia Ltd in 1972. All the photos included in the book were black and white. Today, woolsheds are disappearing in Australia. They are a part of Australian culture with the unique architecture that fascinates me. I always seek for a similar architectural structure in bush or on a field. But like a last year, we have rain in June and very cold. In a studio, I study landscapes, add colours on them from "memory." It seems my memory works well to complete a landscape = I do not get distructed by other visual information. 
Only a few colours were used in this study. 
Credit on Harry Sowden
The study of a woolshed in black and white. I imagined sunshine, a wind and rusted roofs. 
Credit on Harry Sowden. 
The most outstanding impression is the very strong contrast between sunshine/highlight and a dark area in Australia (*we have many skin cancer patients, btw). Once, I sketched an all handmade house in bush, below. I will study more about landscapes in winter, now. 

The other day, I saw a little boy drawing a landscape. He once looked up a subject and got on drawing without looking at it until he finished it up. His work result looked nice, which inspired me. I thought of my landscape study above. Trust in my memory and add colours -- it could be one solution, I feel. Many colours are not needed, which confuse me at this stage. When it becomes fine, I'll enjoy sketching in sunshine! 
Friends, Happy Painting!  






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4 comments:

  1. These are both wonderful - reminds me that you do landscapes and buildings as well as portraits so I guess you can paint anything (even dogs!). Have a wonderful week and take good care of yourself!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda! In picture book illustration, subjects could be everything and anything even invisible things, too. You, too, take care and enjoy life!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Hi Sadami really like what you have done here both ... beautiful

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    1. Oh, so sweet Jane, thank you. I'm studying washes RIGHT NOW for landscapes, exploring different approaches. Please take care and enjoy your life fully. Best wishes, Sadami

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