New Directions: Churfirsten mit Kambah

New Directions

New Directions

I am dependent on others for my visual references of Switzerland. I have calendars, books and the internet for my perception of it and so my experience comes second-hand through the eyes of others.

So this is a prototype of my next series to do with this second-hand view of Swiss scenes borrowed from the library of others. Overlaying images of Swiss mountain scenes printed onto canvas I am painting scenes in oils of scenes I HAVE experienced; Australian scenes of mountains using colours synonymous with Australia: yellow and red ochres, gum-leaf greys and deep violet shadows from the raw, hot Australian sun.

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