Bokeh, a series of 8 x 8 inch, (20 x 20cm) canvases, detailed expressions in palette knifed oil of how I see our Australian wild flowers. Bokeh is the Japanese word used to define a high quality photographic background blur. This series is inspired by tiny points of perfection dotted throughout our native bush and in this series of paintings ‘Bokeh’ allows us to focus without distraction on tiny details.
â€œBanksia is inspirational, I was drawn to paint her highly sculptural leaves which although at first glance grow in chaos there is order and it is beautiful. Each leaf, a strong representation of the whole and each tree a commitment to existence. In painting Banksia I learn a little more about her, she is compelling, diving in to explore her throughout the seasonal changes, painting her limbs, her leaves, her flowers and fondling her extraordinary seed pods. I am in awe of her evolved creativity.â€
Light and focus are foundational in Miranda’s venture to painterly explore Ku Ring Gai National Park and her river The Hawkesbury. Water as light and flora as frame are key elements in this series of works. The river glimpsed from atop a rock, through a bendy trunk, tree top or sculptural leaves are frame for the view. Beyond this shelter the river opens expansively and encourages the viewer to take an emotional leap into space. It is this leap Miranda is compelled to paint and find connection with again and again. Finding and simplifying the message with large palette knife sloobs of oil paint, tonal colouring to place distance and tiny dobs of oil painted boats help the mind land on perspective. Miranda hopes to encourage the viewer to feel the space in this work more with heart than with the eyes.
Ask The Artist Zoom with Penny Verdich Wednesday 8thÂ September 6 â€“ 6.30PM AEST
Ask The Artist Zoom with Miranda Summers Wednesday 15th September 6 – 6.30PM AEST
Gallery_Unit 15 5-7 Careel Head Rd, Avalon Beach NSW