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Venus and Moon

‘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.

All details on this link Planets Series – The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis

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 revisited

‘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