Originally this is a painting of mount Kosiosko, I think, by an Australian painter, I think. Back in high school I did a passing sketch of it in black biro. Now I have done a black and white interpretation of it again on a 90 x 60cm canvas. I only used black and white paints. I decided to do the foreground in a kind of abstract, minimalist, almost graffiti styled manner. Using a flat white and jet black, and two tones inbetween. I used a more painterly manner for the immediate background. Then I just used several washes for a subtle cloud background. It's called whisper, because it has changed in small but many details from its original physical representation. It has something to do with the metaphysical subconscious perhaps, as nothing is really planned.
Found some flowers on the road, they were pretty. Took them home, and painted them, I simplified the background, in worship to my hyper realism drawing technique. I will have the stages in scraps eventually. It didnt take long really, and looks ok, I could do more to it, but I get bored easily.
Shay Docking is an Australian artist. I like her drawings for their flowing line work and textural expression. She usually depicts the australian bush landscape in it's individualistic light characteristics. This is a painting in her style of still-life objects set up by myself and using a limited palette. I have used flat areas of colour and blocks of gradual shading highlights and shadows. Just an exercise, but relatively interesting.