71: Smoke and Dust – December “19”
Smoke and Dust – December ’19 – Depicting the smoke filed atmosphere from bushfires last December 2019 along the Hume Highway. The sky was yellow red and the countryside grey.
In this case tone does all the work and the artist uses a reduced colour palette. The dimensions of the painting measure up into fifths horizontally and create the balance for the painting to work. There is a sense of calm, mood, atmosphere and mystery. A minimalist painting with sufficient punch to compel the viewer to look more closely at ‘ what isn’t there’. A nice piece of minimalist, realist, romantic art. ‘What isn’t there’ is as important as what is.