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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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.

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

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Wild Rainbow Lorikeets Feeding ~ Innisfail, FNQ, AU.

My first blog for the New Year 2013 and my first published 2013 photographic image 'Wild Rainbow Lorikeets Feeding ~ Innisfail, FNQ, AU.' which originates from my first 2013 photographic shoot session with some new photographic equipment attained through the disguise of that dear generous mythical, magical creature called 'Santa'!  8 )

The FNQ landscape has been pretty much sun parched, greens turning yellowish-brown shades, well up until Christmas Eve when Innisfail finally received a first decent rainfall in months, all of 50mm.  It is a somewhat very mild and slow beginning to our Wet Season which is, by the way, a very welcome change when compared to the dramatic heavy rains and floods experienced in previous December periods ('big wet' example image here).
So even though the tropical heat and humidity prevails at this time of year, we have been enjoying, since Christmas and the New Year, some continual light and moderate showery, often early morning, rains and cooling south-easterly winds and breezes ~ all gratefully received.

Nature and the tropical landscape have been considerably revived. All is indeed looking refreshed with the greens vibrant once more. The growth rate in plants and grass usually soar to new heights during this intense time of year, while I myself try to stay cool and skin dry as much as I possibly can with ceiling or pedestal fans close by! The unpleasantness of Prickly heat, fungal and skin rashes are best to be avoided with all due care taken.  The best time for me to photograph 'outside' is either early morn or late afternoon and even then, more often than not, I'll end up with clothes soaked in perspiration and itchy from mozzie bites depending on the (lack of) breeze and location.

'Wild Rainbow Lorikeets Feeding ~ Innisfail, FNQ, AU.'
by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch ©2013 Photography


About the image.
In slightly windy conditions some wild Rainbow Lorikeets were spotted (through the lens) clinging to and feeding from the very large pendular inflorescence on a well established Alexandra palm tree (Archontophoenix alexandrae).
Location ~ Innisfail, tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.
Photo Shoot Date ~ Jan.04, 2013.  Time - 18:14:11

*An 'inflorescence' is a cluster of flowers on one or a series of branches, which together make a large showy blossom.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

"Attraction" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch | Redbubble

Displaying vibrantly under a canopy of leaves in the shade are pendulant bracts of striking red with yellow and green tips of the exotic tropical bloom, in the early flowering stages, of the Heliconia Rostrata (hanging red lobster claw).

The attracted iridescent blue-green beetle species is unknown.


"Attraction" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch ©2012 Photography
Prints available @ Redbubble
Photo taken early November (dry season) in my home backyard garden, near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, Australia.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Affairs of the Heart" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch | Redbubble

"Affairs of the Heart" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch ©2012
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I produced this digitally manipulated artwork image using Photoshop (worked from a dig.photo of a work-in-progress ~ a lino-printed composition using three plates).


"Affairs of the Heart" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch ©2012
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"Affairs of the Heart" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch ©2012
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"Beyond Matter" by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch | Redbubble


  • “All that lies before us and all that lies behind us
    are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Beyond Matter by K.Madsen-Pietsch ©2012 Photography
(Framed print example | RedBubble)



Greeting a tropical dawn through a curtain veil of a Silver Weeping Tea Tree.I planted this at the front of our home property near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, AU, some 20+ years ago now.  (My, how time flies when kept busy!)


"Beyond Matter" ©2012 Photography by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
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* Through a Google research, the tree’s official botanical name is ‘LEPTOSPERMUM brachyandrum’ which is a member of the Myrtaceae family. Tea Tree is the accepted common name for plants in this genus.


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