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This original painting is available $2,000 framed
Vanishing Treasures Series/Birthday Party



Watercolour and a touch of gouache on smooth Graphix card.
I attended a Birthday Party with some of my friends and loved being amongst the tall trees beside the creek. I had been to a number of events beside campfires in the bush, but not for a very, very long time. My friends are fortunate enough to do this regularly as they live in this bush, but although I live in a rural area, most 'acreage' properties where I live have firepits bought from Hardware stores. The land I walked upon here belongs to a very special family intent on Conservation. I thought that, if, for some reason, they sold this huge swathe of land, it would end up being like the rural area I live in (I call it rural suburbia). So these kind of events, gatherings at the campfire, are vanishing treasures and so my paintings serve to remind me (and you) of the pressures that population puts on the land and offers the memories of good times, fast disappearing.

framed 68cm x 87cm
Original framed under glass $2,000
posted in envelope or tube
framed original, packaged and shipped by courier.
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This smooth card absorbs water like no other (and has been discontinued). I've used probably hundreds of washes to create the image. The benefit of the very thin washes is that you can mix very different hues to get very subtle blends of colour. The washes glow with life, This technique is not possible on even heavy watercolour paper (which is usually rough) and is not widely appreciated by Watercolourist societies which favour the minimum number of washes and glazes. I wish I could find a replacement for the card. I'll keep trying.

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