Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Day 9

"Going Nuts"
15cm x 15cm Oil on Canvas paper
Real Honkey Nuts
For anyone who is familiar with Australian trees they will recognise these little blighters. Anyone who has been bushwalking here or has one of these trees in their garden will have been hit in the head, had them shower down on their car or slipped on them! Redgums and Marri trees to name a couple, can drop hundreds of these things a day, pretty much year round. Don't ask me where the name comes from, no one knows :) I chose these because they are a simple shape and nice colour and I wanted to try out Julie Ford Oliver's Fracturing technique. Wow it is tricky, but a lot of fun! I definately didn't do it justice but if you want to see a master at this style check out her blog. I don't know how you do it Julie, but thankyou for sharing it with us :)

6 comments:

  1. Really love this piece.... from the thumb I thought it was a group of sheep!!!
    Beautiful subtle colors!!!

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    1. Thankyou Carol! I really loved using my palette knife again, it has been a while :) baaa

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  2. What fun - expressive with lovely color harmony.
    I thought they were sheep too from the thumbnail. Dark headed sheep. Look at the front one - can you see it?
    Thanks for the mention...very sweet of you, Leesa.

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    1. That is so funny that both of you thought they were sheep :) I had a good laugh and now that's all I can see when I look at them, they actually make quite nice sheep :) Thanks again for the technique Julie, it was really very enjoyable.

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    1. Thankyou Margaret, I am guessing you have tried the technique? Its really fun :)

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