Category: Abstract Traditional Art
Posted: January 12, 2020

Impression of the terrible Australian Fires


by suzannethompson2 Interested in this? Contact The Artist

Traditional Artwork of the Month Contest Entry 
My daughter lives in Australia and, although not in the most seriously affected areas with the terrible fires, a couple of days ago where she lives they had an alert to collect belongings and prepare to evacuate as three fires had sprung up near them. My son-in-law was at work so my daughter and my grandson, who is 9, set about collecting as many belongings as they could fit into a suitcase and travel bag. My grandson was packing items such as toys for his dog, posters from his bedroom wall whilst my daughter collected essential documents. She's an artist like me but of course wasn't able to pack any paintings which upset my grandson. Thankfully, the alert was eventually downgraded to "Watch and wait" and the fires were eventually extinguished. I did this abstract impression of fires blazing - didn't want to use any bright colours so kept it to just black, gold and white acrylic paint. I poured lines of paint across an 8" x 8" canvas board and then swiped in two directions, using a card to swipe with, to create fires reflected in a lake.
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None Acrylic paint

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