It starts off full of promise.

It starts off full of promise when I have a fresh canvas on the wall in the studio.

After a period of time I realise this painting doesn’t seem to be fulfilling it’s potential.

The painting demands consideration and work to explain what it was like for me sitting in the bush out from Tablelands Road was all about.

I give it more time and with some patience it then rewards you. It is complete. It is as it should be. I find it satisfying.

What my process was of painting ‘Out from Tablelands Road, Wentworth Falls’.

It was all to do with capturing place, the marks, the colours and the energy. The patterns and layering within the bush.

Some works take contemplation and time, some flow onto the canvas in a delightful creative rush.
This painting was a contemplation for me as it was when I was in the bush out from Tablelands Road. I hope it offers the same for the viewer. Contemplate the whole and then let the eye wander into the painting to the detail.

Available at Day Gallery, Blackheath.

R le Cheminant Out from Tablelands Road Wentworth Falls 2022 acrylic and charcoal on canvas 100x90cm
R le Cheminant Out from Tablelands Road Wentworth Falls 2022 acrylic and charcoal on canvas 100x90cm
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 8.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 8.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 7.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 7.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 5.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 5.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 4.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 4.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 3.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 3.0

R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 9.0
R le Cheminant detail Out from Tablelands Road 9.0