• Michael Cartwright

Australian Impressionism

Australian Impressionism

This Australian impressionism painting was rendered using palette knife only. My intention was to capture the essence of the scene with emphasis on light and color. Sometimes interesting effects can be rendered with the knife which cannot be achieved with brush alone. The unusual perspective was due to my high vantage point along with the directional flow of the stream, otherwise known as curvilinear perspective.

Many artists create wonderful harmony using a limited palette but I love color and depending on the subject, try to include as many of the spectrum as possible. 

With all my paintings it is during the beginning and midway through which involves all the intellectual problem solving issues of composition, values and color temperature. The fun part is towards the end when decisions come from a deeper consciousness which involves emotion. This is what makes the artwork uniquely my own.

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All work ©Michael Cartwright 2020