Friday, 14 May 2010

Painting - in the style of Jeffrey Smart

In my Wednesday painting class with Michael Winters we are now learning more about the Australian artist Jeffrey Smart who paints in an entirely different way to Russell Drysdale.  He carefully considers his compositions which are put together from various realities, and then disorted.  The urban landscape with a figure is his usual subject. Technical skills are needed to give the smooth grading of paint in large open areas, and careful lines for his subjects.   But it is fun to try.  This painting is my first effort.  It is done in acrylics on an A3 size board from various subjects around Canberra that are totally out of context and scale.  It is more my surreal style than Jeffrey Smart's!

Canberra surreal landscape!

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