Excited that my Lake Dobson painting was Highly Commended at the opening of the first ever online exhibition for the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptures (MSWPS) last night. Thank you so much to judge Amanda Hyatt for her encouraging comments and congratulations to Gwendoline Krumins for her incredible winning painting, and to all the other commended artists and everyone involved in this show. Special thanks to Denise Keele-Bedford and all involved for all the hard work involved in making the exhibition look so good online in the times of covid.
Quite a dynamic tonal abstract-like painting with a reduced and muted colour palette using its contrast of tones to attract the viewer. These must operate in the right places within a painting and the bilateral composition uses contrasting tree trunks to join, meld and link the otherwise uniform background together. There is just enough/the right amount of lighter colour and tone in both the water and sky to give a sense of light. Again this is a memorable painting because of its initial impact and the ability to hold the viewers attention. It’s a painting that, over its lifetime, will always draw the viewer in.