‘Venus (Planets Series)’. Mixed media on 30×30 inch panel. Rose Strang 2019
‘Moon (Planets Series)’. Mixed media on 30×30 inch panel. Rose Strang 2019
Side View. ‘Venus (Planets Series)’. Mixed media on 30×30 inch panel. Rose Strang 2019
Side View. ‘Moon (Planets Series)’. Mixed media on 30×30 inch panel. Rose Strang 2019
It is a huge relief to finish the last of the Planets Series paintings – ‘Venus’ and ‘Moon’ in time for the upcoming exhibition, which takes place on September 12th this year and is hosted by the Demarco Gallery, Summerhall, Edinburgh.
Michael Ward will give a talk as part of the event. The exhibition begins 6pm and the talk at 6;30pm. All welcome! Click on link above for details.
‘Venus. Planets Series’. Mixed media on 10×10″ wood. Rose Strang 2019
The final small version of Venus, finished today – just a day before the exhibition!
I felt the earlier version was twee and unconvincing – I was going for a mythical look which veered towards Disney, when I wanted something a bit more primordial – an Eden-like landscape of lushness. So although I’ll never be satisfied with my attemps at a Venusian atmosphere at least this is a little closer.
I enjoyed painting the rougher brushwork too. Here’s a detail …
Exhibition launches tomorrow, with a performance by my friend and collaborator, the excellent Atzi Muramatsu, who’ll be responding to the themes and paintings on cello! All info here Planets Series