Drought Lignum and Blue Wren

Paintings

Finalist

Acrylic, 147x147cm

My choice of Lignum (Muehlenbeckia florulenta) as a subject frees my instinctive desire for literal representation. I wanted to show the essence of Lignum, to depict its colour, its symmetry and its jumble resulting from environmental forces, and also as I worked, let the unexpected forces that appeared in the painting lead me to the end. The Blue Wren is a vital accent.

by Andre Schmidt