Eary Morning After A Storm, Original Artwork by Sarah Kelk
Early Morning After A Storm, Original Artwork by Sarah Kelk, Acrylic on Linen. Framed in Tasmanian Oak, 620mm x 820mm, 2021
About the work:
Early Morning After A Storm, Original Artwork by Sarah Kelk.
This piece is part of Chromatic Retreat, a group exhibition showcasing the work of 17 Australian artists exploring their practice within the limits of a largely achromatic palette.
“As someone who relies heavily on the interactions of colour when painting, I admit that tackling a work with an achromatic basis was a challenge to get my head around. Thankfully, once I started painting, the balance of black, white and all the shades in-between was a real joy to work with. With some soft colour washes underneath to start with, I then built up layer by layer with deep charcoals and soft greys, resulting in a very moody but expressive work,” Kelk says.
About the Artist:
Sarah Kelk is a Melbourne based painter whose work is expressive, colourful and abstract. Her work is simultaneously structured and relaxed; small areas of colour give way to large swathes of paint with hard edges, allowing blocks of colour to take on a floaty quality as layers of underpainting become visible in between. Sarah submits herself to the processes and influences simultaneously, harmoniously not loosing one idea to the other, but rather connecting them in a new narrative.
– Acrylic on Canvas
– Framed in Tasmanian Oak
Acrylic on canvas