Elaine d'Esterre

Feminist Visual Artist – Paintings, Mixed Media and Etchings

Seascape, Oil Painting commission continued

Middle Stage 2

Having waited several days for the top layer to dry I began another layer that built up the texture, strengthened the composition, adding weight to pictorial elements and added more colour and gestural brushstrokes. By using gestural brushstrokes made with a palette knife for small areas and a trowel for larger sweeps of paint I can give the composition a more dynamic structure. The structural configuration is the way I depict a type of narrative by  dividing the composition into different time zones where the stages of erosion by water, mist, wind and rain change the land form.

Oil Painting commission, another mid-stage of the multilayer process.

Oil Painting commission, another mid-stage of the multilayer process.

Author: elainedesterre

I have been producing oil paintings, mixed media, prints (etching), digital prints and drawings for many years travelling to the Australian outback and overseas for inspiration and further education. My formal education consists of a PhD in painting and a BA in printmaking and my artwork is represented in public and private collections. My purpose and ongoing challenge is to create a gender-balanced and environment-focused iconography within the Western canon of European oil painting. These themes find expression within imagery about time, memory and identity as well as in geomorphology of evolutionary and environmental significance.

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