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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Australian Landscape, Study 1

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!  



  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!

    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

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

    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