CRISS-CROSS STYLE PAINTING

My criss-cross style is the culmination of experimentation and exploration over several years. In its most exaggerated form, it seeks to simplify an object into smaller blocks of colour, almost like a mosaic. Up close, only these seeming blocks of colour are apparent, but further away they merge together to form an identifiable image. Using this style, I have experimented, and continue to experiment, through varying the size of my brush strokes, incorporating several colours in a brush stroke, and only painting certain aspects in a given painting with this style.

Below are paintings I have completed in this style. Prints are available on some of the works below. If you are interested in having an artwork commissioned in this style, or would like to see a print made available of a particular painting, please get in touch.

CLEVELAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE

The old lighthouse at Cleveland Point is a recognisable landmark in Redland City, Queensland. It has a simple, yet pleasing architectural quality which has inspired my interest. The simplicity of the lighthouse is complemented by the vibrant sunrise where I have used my colourful and exaggerated criss-cross brush strokes to capture the excitement and anticipation as a new day is ushered in. 

Date completed: 05 01 2021
Size: 60.9 cm X 30.7 cm
Media: acrylic on canvas

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SUNRISE OVER TOONDAH HARBOUR (SMALL)

The rusted posts emerging from the water, as seen from GJ Walter Park, are set against the botanical surroundings of Toondah Harbour and a playful, yet subdued sunrise. Toondah harbour forms part of the larger Moreton Bay located on the Queensland coast near Brisbane. Moreton Bay is recognised as an important wetland and listed as a Ramsar site.

Date completed: 02 01 2021

Size: 61.2 cm X 30.7 cm

Media: Acrylic on canvas

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SUNRISE OVER TOONDAH HARBOUR (LARGE)

A view towards Toondah Harbour from GJ Walter Park featuring an exaggerated criss-cross style with vibrant, playful colour.

Date completed: 06 12 2020

Size: 60.9 cm X 121.8 cm

Media: Acrylic on canvas

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GREVILLEA

A close up of a grevillea flower, with a distorted background created with exaggerated criss-cross brush strokes, and detailed section of flowers in the foreground using fine criss-cross brush strokes. 

Date completed: 06 11 2020

Size: 45.7 cm X 45.7 cm

Media: acrylics and posca markers on canvas

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BEACH HIBISCUS

The painting is of a beach hibisucs which is a native coastal plant in Australia. It caught my attention while taking photographs of the lighthouse at Cleveland Point. This painting captures it's delicate petals swirling around it's centre. The use of varied brush stroke size emphasizes the focus on the dainty flower which was painted using smaller brush strokes, with exaggerate brush strokes in the background leaving it to occur more out of focus.

Date completed: 26 12 2020

Size: 45.7 cm X 45.7 cm

Media: Acrylic on canvas

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MACK TRUCK AND TRAILER

A family commission for my husband. This painting features more discrete criss-cross brush strokes on the truck and trailer, with a more exaggerated criss-cross on the sky and ground.

Not for sale

Date completed: 22 10 2020

Size: 60.9 cm X 121.8 cm

Media: Acrylic paint and posca markers on canvas

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LOOKING TOWARDS POINT CARTWRIGHT LIGHTHOUSE

A commission featuring two people enjoying the ocean view with the Point Cartwright lighthouse in the background. The criss-cross technique was used on larger areas of colour.

Not for sale

Date completed: 10 2020

Size:

Media: Acrylic on canvas

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