Monday, September 7, 2009

In 2 Years

In 2 years

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[in certain light, this happens ... jesus?]

"In 2 Years"
12 x 24" / oil on canvas panel
© w a van der Drift 2009

Three Figs on a Box

"Three Figs on a Box"
oil on canvas / 12 x 16"
© w a van der Drift 2009

Bunch of Beets

"Bunch of Beets"
© w a van der Drift 2009
12 x 24" / oil on canvas

Big Bunch of Beets or Beetroot as we call them in Australia

I love the color of the stalks, spurting out life force from the
dull beets which struggled under the earth for such a period of time
to produce the most intense and radiant deep magenta / carmine
colors that one could imagine.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Three Pears ...and a mouse

oil on canvas / 12 x 12"
© w a van der Drift 2009

Two Sweet Potatoes ...in a field


oil on canvas / 12 x 16"
© w a van der Drift 2009

What is it about the humble sweet potato that says,
"don't paint me,
I'm an ugly old thing that lives under the ground.
I taste sweet,
I actually look great,
if you take the time to see beyond
my dirty face and my bumpy body.
I'm so sweet and bright on the inside,
but don't paint me that would be just too kind.

Perhaps you could find another one
as lonely as I am and we could be painted together ..."

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Picasso Picasso Picasso ... dear Pablo







Oil on Canvas
90cm X 90cm
© Wendy van der Drift 2009

I have been somewhat in awe of Picasso ... dear Pablo the painter for many years, not so much the man. The mental infatuation began when I was still quite young and ill informed, I made the assumption that this mad painter couldn't paint to save himself ... then I discovered his earlier works, and saw for myself that he in fact could paint, and was truly a master. As a young rebelious artist, this intrigued me and I found myself needing to understand the man and his work on every level. So I began to paint one of his paintings ... as a technical excercise, this then moved to my need to understand him as a person, so I added a portrait of Picasso himself, then another one, and 18 years later this is the finished work. I still don't know Pablo Picasso the man, but to a greater degree I now understand Pablo Picasso the artist a little more.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Heal Thy Self

Heal Thy Self

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Heal Thy Self
oil on canvas
80cm x 100cm
© wendy van der Drift 2009

This painting is Sold

I am exploring what happens to the human body and spirit when it strays from the path of what is natural, and healing ... and how we need to reverse that order.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hold



Hold

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Hold
oil on canvas / 80cm x 100cm
wendy van der Drift

Here ... I continue to explore the effects of modern life on our bodies and our spirits, depicting the need for support of loved ones, the need to leave the cities and head for the hills and for the healing to begin.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Reach


Reach

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oil on canvas / 80cm x 100cm
© wendy van der Drift 2008

The human spirit when broken and in time of need, must be supported through it's worst times. We need each other, we must love each other. Kindness and Gentleness are of the first order for human kind.

This Painting is Sold

Saturday, May 23, 2009