I finally got all 66 prints finished on the 12th September & posted for the Rona Green exchange portfolio & exhibtion ‘Imaginings’ which will be exhibited at Neospace Gallery in Melbourne 1-19 December 2017.
‘Enkindled’ draws its inspiration from the beautiful Grevillea rhylitica – Deua Grevillea endemic to the South Coast of NSW around Batemans Bay. It also is part of an exploration of ornamentation, beauty, patterns and embellishments using wildflowers that I have been working on & about in the background for many years whilst my focus has been caring & looking after family, but am just finally now starting to develop into the final artworks.
I have made many visits to this beautiful part of Australia visiting family where I have spent many hours also exploring the lovely Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens. This piece also pays homage to my family who lived there.
This edition of 66 prints is a pretty large edition to print & each print taking at least 90mins each to handcolour. But I got there, with even a few days to spare on the deadline! I use artist watercolours, often blending the colours within the design so it is not a matter of one flat colour. I also paint them as you can see fairly vibrantly not generally in the softer way of traditional watercolours.