Artist: Shannon Field
Title: Michael Howe: Bushranger, Outlaw, and Motocross champion (1814-1817)
Enamel and spray paint on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm "In late October 1818 on the banks of the Shannon river, the Tasmanian bushranger Michael Howe was apprehended, clubbed to death and then beheaded. This violent event is the starting point for the painting Michael Howe: Bushranger, Outlaw, and Motocross Champion (1814-1817). In the painting the decapitated body of Michael Howe sits against a tree, his head resting on the ground and his motor bike in the river. Of course Howe was never a motocross champion and certainly never owned a motor bike, rather their presence in the painting reflects the continued impact of Australia’s colonial past.
Finally my original @bella.terra.firma has found its home in my living room. It has travelled this country far and wide before finally resting here. I love having its energy, it’s past and all it’s memories on my wall xxx
"Moonlight in the Country"
Limited Edition Print
National Gallery of Art,
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Cleveland Museum of Art
Inspired by @penxi_ most recent work with colour pencils. I'd seen the technique for blending with solvents before but seeing their work was the push I needed to try it myself. This is a piece in progress for a friend using a photo they took while on holidays :)
Reference image for this piece was provided by photographer @edmundpratt who generously allowed me to use one of his photos. His account is full of gorgeous landscape photography, so if you’re into that sort of thing please go show him some love!
More soft blending and moonglow clouds. I hope you guys aren’t getting sick of seeing this color in my work.