Venus Escapes through the Vortex

How women prisoners escape from Planet Venus  and travel through a vortex back to Earth. Sketch inspired by Brett Whitely’s oil painting, Bacon in Gaol.

How Venus Escapes through the Vortex

Julia Featherstone, Venus Escapes through the Vortex 2015.  Watercolour, pen on paper

Kimberlea in the Wild

Julia Featherstone, Kimberlea in the Wild 2011. Waterolour, pen on Arches paper

Inspired by the changing lights from late-afternoon into the night on the Fitzroy River in the Kimberley, 27th April, 2011. Based on location sketch below, then re-interpreted  in Palm Studios Art Lab, Sydney. Framed in red, the painting is a gift for Lea Ferris, who inspired her friends to travel to  the Kimberley for her 60th birthday!! Materials: W&N watercolours, Talens ink, Arches 300 gms watercolour deckle-edged paper.

Sunset Soiree Sir John Gorge

Julia Featherstone, Sunset Soiree Sir John Gorge 2011. Waterolour, pen on paper.

Original drawing in my Kimberley sketchbook which was the basis of Kimberlea in the Wild.  My gorgeous hand-made book with coptic binding,  was made by friend-teacher, Wendy Shortland. Materials:  Canaletto Smooth watercolour paper, Cotman watercolours,  Copic pigment ink pens.

Beneath Horizons Seminar 2010  by Quirky Artist

My Post Grad Seminar Beneath Horizons  2010  by Quirky Artist

Wendy Shortland sketched me while I presented  Beneath Horizons my Master of Fine Arts, COFA research topic on 10th November 2010. I love Wendy’s use of selective orange to highlight the orange sand of my Desert Triad Series set against against grey graphite of me, audience and  EG02 lecture theatre .

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