Monday, October 31, 2011
Illustrated below is a painting from 1998 approx 2 metres x 50 cm in oil paint. One of a series of tightly controlled cropping of the subject area that attempted to reduce the "information" available to the viewer leaving out (for example) the opposite bank of the pond, and thereby (hopefully) to increase the latent mystery in an everyday scene. Below the first illustration is a detail from the painting. Click on the image to enlarge it then back-page to return to the blog.
Illustrated below is a painting from a series from the late 1990's using a narrow focus, with a river as a background showing reflections of "unseen" figures on the opposite bank. This is an oil on canvas approx 2 metres by 650 mm. Click on the image to enlarge it then back page to return to the blog.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Illustrated below are three of the Australian postage stamps that featured Kookaburras. The first illustration is of the 3 Penny (blue) issued in 1928 for the Australian Philatelic Exhibition in Melbourne. The second illustration is the 1931 issue of the 6 Penny (claret), one of a set of two stamps, the other the 1 Shilling (green) "Lyrebird" and the third is the 6 Penny (brown) part of set of six issued in 1937. The set consisted of six values from a Halfpeny to 1 Shilling featuring Australian animals and birds.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
|"Ancient Landscape with Sailor"-Acrylic on Canvas-610 mm x 610 mm-1989-Andrew Highton|
|Deatail of Ancient Landscape with Sailor|
|"Mullock Heaps at the Seven Mile, Lightning Ridge"-Oil on Canvas-340mm x 440 mm-2008-Andrew Highton|
|Detail of Mullock Heaps at the Seven Mile|
|"Abandoned Car, Lightning Ridge"-Oil on Canvas-610 mm x 505 mm-2008-Andrew Highton|
|Detail of Abandoned Car|
|"Landscape Blue Mountains N.S.W."-Oil on Canvas-340 mm x 440 mm-2009-Andrew Highton|
|Detail Landscape Blue Mountains|
|"Venice Memento"-Oil Paint,cloth,wax,gold paint on canvas on board-265 mm x 310 mm-1992-Andrew Highton|
|Detail of Venice Memento|
|"Book-Heroes of the World"-Wood, plywood, canvas, oil paint-150 mm x 200 mm-1996-Andrew Highton|
|"Book-Wonders of World Aviation"-Wood, plywood, canvas, oil paint-220 mm x 280mm-1995-Andrew Highton|
|"How I Discovered America"-Acrylic paint on Canvas-1700 mm x 1300 mm-1990-Andrew Highton|
|Detail How I Discovered America|
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Below are 9 drawings various dates from the 1980's 1990's and 2000's. Media include : Coloured Pencils, Dry Pastel, Charcoal, Ink and Watercolour. To enlarge the image click on it then back page to return to the blog.
|"A Piece Of Cake" 145 mm x 140 mm Watercolour on Paper Andrew Highton 1980|
|"Nude Study" Coloured Pencil on Paper 260 mm x 410 mm Andrew Highton 1984|
|Chinese Biscuit Tin With Objects Coloured Pencil on Paper 250mm x 230mm Andrew Highton 1984|
|"Nude Study" 265 mm x 410 mm Charcoal Dry Pastel Watercolour on Paper Andrew Highton 2008|
|Untitled Drawing Dry Pastel and Ink on Arches Paper 193 mm x 270 mm Andrew Highton 1992|
|"Tied Objects" Coloured Pencil on Paper 205 mm x 300mm Andrew Highton 1984|
|"Nude in the Garden" 270 mm x 350 mm. Dry Pastel and Watercolour on Paper. Andrew Highton 2008|
|"Nude in the Garden" 265 mm x 410 mm. Dry pastel Charcoal Watercolour on Paper. Andrew Highton 2008.|
|"Chinese Biscuit TIn with Toy Gun and Coloured Block. 375mm x 230mm Coloured Pencil on Paper. Andrew Highton 1984|