Until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted you can enquire and purchase Stuart's work by calling me on 0421 238 174

or email gallerybodalla@gmail.com. Looking forward to safer times and seeing you again, Valerie

Stuart Whitelaw 2021

WALKING WITH CANVAS

all works are pastel, charcoal, clear acrylic medium on canvas

Sunburst
Sunburst

61x61cm $2400 - SOLD

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Watchers
Watchers

123x61cm $3600 - SOLD

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Track near Green Cape
Track near Green Cape

61x61cm $2100 - SOLD

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Sunburst
Sunburst

61x61cm $2400 - SOLD

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1/23

Walking with canvas  - some thoughts

 

If ever there was a time for reflection and introspection then the last couple of years have been at the top of the list.

 

When ever I start on a new exhibition, there is the thought of new approaches and pushing boundaries, and this show started out the same. Walking along the tracks and pathways around Bingie during the COVID restrictions brought up many emotions, but the clearest one of all was gratitude. Gratitude that this small patch was not burnt, gratitude that I am still motivated to walk and work outdoors.

 

There are moments when you are required to pay attention on a walk. Something about the light or the way the path turns makes you happy. These small moments of enlightenment became the touchstone for this body of work.

 

Many of the works are done in the early autumn and winter morning light. It is a time that renders a particular magic in the bush. Most of these works were started in situ and finished in the studio.

 

The three large horizontal format works (Walking, Seven paces and Yuega) were done on site. Both ‘Walking’ and ‘Seven paces’ used the same technique of wrapping a strip of canvas around a plywood support which is then held in the easel. ‘Walking’ is a very pared down work using only charcoal and clear medium. Each vertical panel was done on the same path a few steps apart. I tried to take care to not deliberately frame the view, but just to set up and begin working. It takes a lot of trust that each panel will add something to the overall rather than subtract. ‘Seven Paces’ used the same idea but with the introduction of colour.

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