Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tropical Fusions (Panels x 4)

Tropical Fusions (Panels x 4) by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Tropical Fusions – all 4 panels together – as a united whole.
The original artwork was an experimental art ‘potpourri’ involving techniques of drawing, collage, opaque and transparent glazing (painting), layering and then even more overlaying, cutting and dividing.


Tropical Fusions (Panels x 4)  

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Mixed-media used: pencils – graphite, charcoal, pastel, oil, coloured; soft pastels, impasto gel (acrylic medium), netting, papers – rice, cartridge; natural processed fibres – bagasse (the crushed sugar cane fibre stems); water-based screen-print ink.
Initial work support: 300gsm Arches rag paper – original sheet size 770 × 570 mm – which was divided into quarters toward final completion, then mounted onto four separate canvas panels with a slim green/charcoal/ black edging finish (each size 385 × 285 mm) and grouped/framed as a whole unit.

Original work was:
  • Inspired by nature.
  • For the Group Exhibition: Cross Currents, 2002, Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan, QLD.
  • Also exhibited: 2002-03, Year of the Outback DPI Flying Arts; (Work was selected for the Flying Arts TOURING Exhibition Regional QLD.)
  • In the artist’s collection.
  • KMP©2002, ©2004, ©2014.
Inspiration/influences
Overall compositional imagery was inspired/influenced from nature drawing/painting studies direct from my local surrounding Far North Queensland tropical environment such as the capturing of:
  • undulating strata layers, rhythms and patterns from the telling timeline surfaces of palm tree trunks
  • Leaves – both actual and implied: of leaf fall, Native Hibiscus Tiliaceus (cottonwood) dried leaves plus others
  • Palm seeds
  • Butterflies and wings – both actual and implied: of the Cairns Birdwing and other
  • Seasonal atmospheric elements and Moon cycles
  • Earthy oxide palettes – of red iron, Indian red, yellow ochre, white, terra-verte, charcoal and blue – of soils, sands, sky, barks, plants, leaves etc.
  • Vessel shapes based on my own fibre receptacle forms
  • Symbology plays an overall important role in the total work.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Tropical Fusions (Panel 4 of 4)

Tropical Fusions (Panel 4 of 4) by 
Mixed-media artwork on rag paper.
Original work is mounted on a stretched canvas frame support.


Tropical Fusions (Panel 4 of 4) by ©2013 | Redbubble

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Tropical Fusions (Panel 4 of 4) by ©2013 | Redbubble
Framed print example

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Tropical Fusions (Panel 4 of 4) by ©2013 | Redbubble
Card print.




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An experimental art ‘potpourri’ involving techniques of drawing, collage, opaque and transparent glazing (painting), layering and then even more overlaying, cutting and dividing.

Mixed-media:  pencils – graphite, charcoal, pastel, oil, coloured; soft pastels, impasto gel (acrylic medium), netting, papers – rice, cartridge; natural processed fibres – bagasse (from sugar cane stems); water-based screen-print ink.


Support: 300gsm Arches rag paper, size 385 × 285 mm

(Original sheet size 770 × 570 mm divided into quarters.)
Image = Top left hand side panel of four.

At RedBubble - Work Featured in a Group

  • Collage with Traditional Mediums (25.11.2013)


Original work is:

  • From the Group Exhibition: Cross Currents, 2002, Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan, QLD.
  • Previously Exhibited: 2002-03, Year of the Outback DPI Flying Arts; Selected work for Flying Arts TOURING Exhibition Regional QLD.
  • In the artist’s collection.

Inspiration/influences

Overall compositional imagery was inspired/influenced from nature drawing/painting studies direct from my local surrounding Far North Queensland tropical environment such as the capturing of:
  • undulating strata layers, rhythms and patterns from the telling timeline surfaces of palm tree trunks
  • Leaves – both actual and implied: of leaf fall, Native Hibiscus Tiliaceus (cottonwood) dried leaves plus others
  • Palm seeds
  • Butterflies and wings – both actual and implied: of the Cairns Birdwing and other
  • Seasonal atmospheric elements and Moon cycles
  • Earthy oxide palettes – of red iron, Indian red, yellow ochre, white, terra-verte, charcoal and blue – of soils, sands, sky, barks, plants, leaves etc.
  • Vessel shapes based on my own fibre receptacle forms
  • Symbology plays an overall important role in the total work.



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tropical Fusions - Panels 1 and 2 of 4 total

Tropical Fusions

Is an experimental art ‘potpourri’ work involving techniques of drawing, collage, opaque and transparent painting, layering and then even more overlaying, cutting and dividing.

Mixed-media:pencils – graphite, charcoal, pastel, oil, coloured; soft pastels, impasto gel (acrylic medium), netting, papers – rice, cartridge; natural processed fibres – bagasse (from sugar cane stems); water-based screen-print ink.

Support: 300gsm Arches rag paper, each size 385 × 285 mm
An original sheet size 770 × 570 mm was divided into quarters and each work then laminated onto individual stretched canvases and presented in a single frame format for exhibiting.


Tropical Fusions (Panel 1 of 4) 

(Image = Bottom left hand side panel of four.)

http://www.redbubble.com/people/artropica/works/11010392-tropical-fusions-detail-panel-1-of-4 

Tropical Fusions (Panel 1 of 4) by ©2013

Tropical Fusions (Panel 2 of 4)

(Image = Bottom right hand side panel of four.)

http://www.redbubble.com/people/artropica/works/11057300-tropical-fusions-panel-2-of-4

Tropical Fusions (Panel 2 of 4) by ©2013

 

 Original work is:

  • From the Group Exhibition: Cross Currents, 2002, Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan, QLD.
  • Also Exhibited: 2002-03, Year of the Outback DPI Flying Arts and Selected for Flying Arts TOURING Exhibition Regional Queensland.
  • Currently in the Artist’s Collection.


Inspiration/influences

Overall compositional imagery was inspired/influenced from nature drawing/painting studies direct from my local surrounding Far North Queensland tropical environment such as the capturing of:
  • undulating strata layers, rhythms and patterns from the telling timeline surfaces of palm tree trunks
  • Leaves – both actual and implied: of leaf fall, Native Hibiscus Tiliaceus (cottonwood) dried leaves plus others
  • Palm seeds
  • Butterflies and wings – both actual and implied: of the Cairns Birdwing and other
  • Seasonal atmospheric elements and Moon cycles
  • Earthy oxide palettes – of red iron, Indian red, yellow ochre, white, terra-verte, charcoal and blue – of soils, sands, sky, barks, plants, leaves etc.
  • Vessel shapes based on my own fibre receptacle forms
  • Symbology plays an overall important role in the total work. More info on this can be found at my home website ~ www.kerrynmadsen-pietsch.com

 

Each of the panel works are being made available as 'prints on demand' for the first time via
my RedBubble Gallery  

 

'Tropical Fusions (Panel 2 of 4)' by ©2013 | RedBubble CARD


Tropical Fusions (Panel 1 of 4) by  ©2013 | RedBubble CARD

Tropical Fusions (Panel 1 of 4) by ©2013 | RedBubble
Sample - FRAMED ART WORK

Tropical Fusions (Panel 2 of 4) by ©2013 | RedBubble
Sample - FRAMED ART WORK


Friday, October 11, 2013

There is ‘A Time for Everything …’

'Cointreau' Still-Life on Shoebox Paper by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch ©2013

Once upon a time …

… an older compositional work went through several metamorphic art technique processes in order to be transformed. The original inspired cubist-influence image was reproduced onto a black tonal copier film transparency. This was then used to create a photographic screen-print stencil form via a light exposure technique. It’s owner, once happy with a satisfactory screen image result (i.e. not too thick, not too thin so the fine newsprint text would print OK ~ this took a couple of time consuming and costly efforts BTW), then began to experiment with direct hands-on screen-printing the photographic stencil image, onto various selected paper and fabric surfaces.

Still-Life Cointreau on Shoebox Paper is a ‘unique state’ image, screen-printed with black water-based screen-printing ink onto an irregular sheet of recycled paper. The paper's former state was once scrunched up but now flattened out, wrinkles and all.  It is a natural organic type of textured light tissue paper, found in owner's acquired shoe boxes at the time.

This newly transformed composition pulls the work even further toward it’s Cubist intent.
  • “The Cubist painters rejected the inherited concept that art should copy nature, or that they should adopt the traditional techniques of perspective, modeling, and foreshortening. They wanted instead to emphasize the two-dimensionality of the canvas. So they reduced and fractured objects into geometric forms, and then realigned these within a shallow, relief-like space. They also used multiple or contrasting vantage points.” ~ Cubism (metmuseum.org)
  • “In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.3” ~ Cubism, From Wikipedia


There is ‘a time for everything …’
This work has never appeared before in the public arena until this month – October, 2013. After another minor transformation for it's presentation, i.e. mounted onto a 16″ × 12″ canvas for hanging, the work has made it’s debut at the Cairns Regional Gallery. It is being exhibited and is for sale (via the silent bidding process), as part of their Annual Fundraising event ~ ‘The Affordable Art Auction’ 4 – 18 October, 2013.

'Cointreau' Still-Life on Shoebox Paper by 

 Mounted print with border |Redbubble


'Cointreau' Still-Life on Shoebox Paper by 

   Framed Print |Redbubble

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dramatic Contrasts and Weather Pattern Changes

Summer in the tropics
Of January 2013
First week
We welcomed the frequented refreshing
Scattered rain showers
Often overnight

Random patchy
Heavy rain cloud covers
Blowing up and in
From the South-East coastline

But it all
Too soon
Dissipated
Yet again 
Alternating to continual hot
Drier sunny but still sultry days
Those seamless blue skies
Dominate fiercely
All second week long
Average temps of 23-33 Celsius

13.01.2013 (photo ref.)
Early evening twilight
Horizon sky line
Subsides into a lull
Of warm ember glow
Sooty, dusky residue
Evidence from further inland
Burning fires

New waxing phase moon
Arisen
Left side tilt
Peering down on a darkening earth


Innisfail Evening Twilight with New Waxing Crescent Moon 2013.01.13
by K.Madsen-Pietsch ©2013 Photography







Twilight's embers
Glass paneled windows
A Rustic orange glowing presence
A mirrored reflection

Warm Twilight Reflections, Innisfail by K.Madsen-Pietsch ©2013 Photography

Then comes high anticipation
For a 'real' FNQ wet season
News
Of an expectant weather pattern change
Dominating our weary heated senses

Some Top End Monsoonal Low clouds
Finally roll in
Low, heavy
By late afternoon
Two days on, 15.01.2013

Unusually quiet
No storm, no thunder
No gusty winds
Just a heavy deep blue-grey presence,
A thermal blanket
Covering the whole west horizon.

Monsoonal Clouds finally arrive from the West.CBD ~ Innisfail, 6:12:29 pm. 2013.01.15
And in the opposite coastal direction
Sit seemingly
Stagnant
Horizontal aligned rows
Calm, puffy light
Lowly elevated grey clouds


Eastward, overlooking Johnstone River, CBD ~ Innisfail, 6:18:35 pm, 2013.01.15
Hours pass by
The mugginess builds
Heat is trapped
Under the west's mass cloud blanket

Eventually
Offerings from above
Minimal rain shower 
Later
Early morning,1.30 am

That smell of rain
So distinguishable
Bites
Into a dry stuffy atmosphere
Then comes a nip
Of temporary cooling
Of the night air

Bat screechy sounds
Break the ember dark
Night silence 

©2013, 2015 Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
All rights reserved.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Bauhinia Monandra (Pink Orchid Tree) Flower Cluster

'Bauhinia Monandra (Pink Orchid Tree) Flower Cluster'

'Bauhinia Monandra (Pink Orchid Tree) Flower Cluster'
by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch ©2013 Photography

Prints available at my RedBubble Gallery


I am finally seeing a sparse one or two isolated cluster groups of these lovely pink orchid tree (Dwarf Bauhinia monandra) flowers blossoming in our rural home garden, near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, Australia.

Unique flower features
  • Butterfly-like
  • Every cluster appears unique in composition
  • The Dwarf Bauhinia Monandra flowers open first as red/rose with yellow tips
    then quickly change to a very sweet pink, then hold the pink
  • A rare variety ~ develops pink orchid-like flowers with red blotches or dots, the uppermost one splotched with deeper red, yellow or yellow-margined
  • The petals are spreading, each about 2.5 – 4 cm long
Tree’s characteristic features
  • Small, rounded-crowned tree with smooth gray bark.
  • Twin lobed leaves which are 4 to 6 inches across and cleft almost to the middle, giving the leaf the shape of a hoof print.
  • Native of Burma
Since the recent late wet season’s few days of heavy rainfall (delivered by Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald last week in January) a couple more have bloomed, but they are only still appearing in very limited quantities. Perhaps our tropical soil is not acidic enough but the tree plants are still relatively young!
I am observing their progress with keen interest.

Camera/Shoot Details
Handheld Pentax K-5 II s Lens DA* 50-135
1/100s@ f/2.8, ISO 200, FL.135mm
Date – Jan.13, 2013 Time – 18.04.11
Raw file ~ Processed/edited via CS2.

 RedBubble Card 

Image ~ 'Bauhinia Monandra (Pink Orchid Tree) Flower Cluster'
by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch ©2013 Photography

Fine Art and Photographic Prints
available at my RedBubble Gallery


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