When I first did this painting it was just of the gnarled and weathered trees, their age obvious, their desire to survive evident. For months it sat waiting for me to complete it.
Then after travelling through the Pyalong countryside in Victoria I knew the trees needed company, granite boulders and weeds to make them “at home” in the landscape. Wonderful Aussie sheep country. The Pyalong area and the Monaro have much in common and are always awaiting my return.
The frame of this artwork matches the frame of “Shadow play, Pyalong landscape II”.
About the Artist
Chrissie Lloyd studied with Pamela Fairburn, a noted Sydney watercolourist and also with the late Arthur James, an artist of international repute in life drawing. For six years Chrissie studied portraiture both in oils and charcoal with renowned portrait artist Yve Close, also life drawing and sculpture with Alan Somerville for four years.
Chrissie has attended many workshops and tutorials with well known Australian & New Zealand artists including Bernhardine Mueller (master printmaker) and Patrick Carroll (multi-award winning Australian landscape artist) whose approach in both the physical and spiritual sense has influenced my use of acrylic and the way I “feel and see” the landscape. No matter how widely I travel the Australian landscape has my heart.