Oct 5, 2010

Snow Gum Tree in the Australian Alps

Come Back to Me, Eucalyptus Pauciflora III
by Shirley Peters
90 x 120cm
Oil on Canvas

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Aug 20, 2010

The Little Dancer at The Great Wall
Oil on Canvas 120 cm x 95 cm

Always good to be able to post a finished painting.
I wanted to make a dramatic statement that relates to the tragedy of the building of the Great Wall, which was constructed on the Northern border of China in the Ming Dynasty. Thousands of men died making this wall, and it was unsuccessful in stopping the nomadic tribes from invading. I found it sad and beautiful.
Within this setting I have put the  'Little Dancer of Fourteen Years', a bronze sculpture by Edward Degas. It is a subjective link that pulls this great desolate garrison into the civilised world of French Art, or takes the little dancer to impossibly far corners of the earth.
I previous posts I have shown the original sketch and early photos of this work.

Aug 6, 2010

Relationships between the viewer and the picture

I'm paraphrasing Eric Fiscl here...
There's a difference between a painting of one person, two people, or a painting of three or more people. A painting of one person is a one-to-one relationship. You look at the single figure ... is she/he confronting you or turning away, or luring you?
A painting of two people makes you, the viewer, a voyeur. You can be witnessing the dynamic between them.
Three or more people can become a dynamic... it can be a family group, a work environment, or just people on the street. You can become one of the many, or removed from them like being in a coffee shop, looking out a window.

Jul 23, 2010

Fresh and Wet!

Surfing the Canals: Timeout
By S. Peters
75 x 90cm
Oil on (triple primed) Canvas

Here is the latest painting for 'Fresh" Exhibition.
I have already hung all the other works, but this one looked so underdone. So I bought it home and repainted it. I'm happy with it now. Of course, it will still be wet when hanging at the gallery, but not to worry. We didn't call it "Fresh" for nothing!

Jul 18, 2010

Boys Own Adventures

I have been preparing three new works for a group exhibition next weekend. 
Here are two works finished, and I have one more to go. I'll post the third one hopefully tomorrow night. 

Apr 23, 2010

Four Girls in the Notre Dame

 Just a rough underpainting at this stage. But I thought I should post to show my new project. This is the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It is very sacred, and we heard choral music when we visited. mmmm.

Mar 20, 2010

Mateship over Three Wars

A group portrait covering three wars.
World War I, World War II, Afghanistan.

Mar 3, 2010

Here are a few pics from my show in Melbourne. I'm hanging with family and friends.

Mar 1, 2010

Take the Shortcut

Oil on Canvas
10" x 10"
AU$120 plus postage. (Email me to purchase)
The streets of the city are wet, due to rising water tables. A small painting that is a study from my latest series called "This Change Thing".

Feb 14, 2010

This and That

Four works in my new "Beach" series
Each one 880mm x 530mm
Oil on Canvas

Love of Memory

Third work in "Beach" series
880mm x 530mm
Oils on Canvas

Cool Running

Number two in "Beach" series.

880mm x 530mm
Oil on canvas

Schedule of the Sun

First in a series of four... "Beach" Series.
880mm x 530mm
Oil on canvas.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Fitzroy Vic 2065
26th February - 11 March

Feb 5, 2010

I'm getting closer to finishing "Strange Arcade"... I have my paints out ready to go... but instead I need to drive across town and deliver a camera to our IT guy...!!
This shows one of the benefits of oils, I guess. They'll be waiting for me when I return!

Jan 27, 2010

Strange Arcade (unfinished)

I'm working on a new painting, and watching the tennis at the same time. (possible!) I thought I'd post this photo even though it is a fair way from being finished.

I'm also enjoying the warm night, and looking forward to waking up tomorrow and hearing that Apple have announced the new "iTap". (my guess for the unnamed tablet...)

Jan 25, 2010

Success at last

This is the forth time I've posted this painting, and it keeps dropping off. I wonder if I'm offending the nudity police?
I will make a final attempt to post my latest work, and see if it sticks.

Here goes...

Chinese Traditional Painting

I have just returned from three weeks touring China. We (husband, son, sister and brother-in-law) visited modern artists collective studios like 798 in Beijing, and M50 in Shanghai, as well as Traditional Art Museums. It was in one of these museums (in Guilin) that we had a worksop experience: a local artist gave a demonstration, and then we were invited to 'have a go'. It was fun.