Landscape of nets and inlets

‘Landscape of nets and inlets’ is now complete,  with its second layer of nets overlayed the first, I decided that was enough, a third layer was just going to make it too dense. Just finsished the shadow details when the piece ( along with two others) got an opportunity to hang in a group show in ‘The Warwick Henderson Gallery” in Parnell, Auckland,the exhibition titled ‘Real and unreal’, my first time exhibiting at this gallery, really looking forward to seeing the piece hanging.

Ordering more stretcher bars today to start some new pieces, time to tidy the studio…

the second layer of nets being added, March 20th

the second layer of nets being added, March 20th

'Landsape of Nets and Inlets' with just one more net to complete...

'Landsape of Nets and Inlets' with just one more net to complete...

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Mark Wooller March 17

Tuesday in the studio, making progress now with the piece ‘Nets and Inlets’ although that title might change yet !,I have spent the last three days working on the nets, and I am stiff and sore, but I do enjoy painting them, seeing there form emerging and seeing the composition coming together as I imagined. I just now have to put some shadow on them to give a little more depth and a touch of realism, I am always amazed how such a small touch of shadow can bring the object alive. I will have to leave this canvas now to dry before i can do anymore, but tomorrow I have a smaller canvas with much the same imagery although the background is looser and textured, so I can make a start on it, also have three smaller pieces that I have layered a deep green background up on that i want to find the wording to apply. thinking words with nets overlaid , the words not in the nets but floating  beyond . so the words are very much the’ piece’, and I am very much stuck on this, what words –   a single word – a phrase – a verse (no)- a quote from Elson Best – a maori word ( maybe -maybe not ?)  . I am going to have to turn up the music ,make some coffee and sit with it and see what comes

tuesday evening 17th March

tuesday evening 17th March