© All material on this website, Barbara Strathdee, 2019.

Comets & WHALES
Comets point to the future and the whale paintings are a glance back over our shoulders at the economic activity of the early 19th century New Zealanders.
 
In these paintings, liquid paint has been dropped into lakes of water and then dried off quickly, leaving swirls of pigment specks on the canvas surface.    The imagery is drawn across the top with a brush and conte crayon.

Black Whale 2000
1000x1200mm

 White Whale 2000
1000x1200mm

Yellow-Tailed Comet 2000

600x1200mm

** All  conte and acrylic on canvas **