ART EDIT’S PANEL OF LEADING GALLERISTS AND FAIR DIRECTORS TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS ARTWORK, SHARING THEIR EXPERT TIPS ON HANGING IT IN YOUR HOME.
Christine Earthrowl-Fox, Wise Old Pine (Pinus pinea) – City Park, Launceston. Watercolour on matt board, 89 x 55cm.
DIRECTOR and CURATOR, KAB Gallery, Terrigal
In my opinion watercolour is probably the most difficult medium to master, and this example demonstrates Christine Earthrowl’s talent. The unique angle and botanical focus of the bark emphasises her confidence with the medium. It has a two-way aesthetic: the artwork appears somewhat abstracted but the refined detail is exceptional. A fresh, contemporary palette adds broad appeal, making it a versatile artwork suited to both traditional and contemporary spaces. I’d enjoy this artwork in my office to take advantage of the gorgeous colour and become lost within the organic bark patterns.
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FAIR DIRECTOR, The Other Art Fair
Upon first glance, I can see eyes peering out at me from all angles and instantly I feel quite fond of this Wise Old Pine. The contrasting colours – orange and blue – help to draw your attention to the detail within the work, the lines and patterns on the bark take you on a journey; they remind you of lines on a map. The muted panels on either side of the work help to keep your eyes on the centrepiece. I’d love to see this work hanging in a child’s bedroom. I envision it being a source of creativity during bedtime stories!
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