Avalon Beach NSW
Liz Muir is an artist in Avalon NSW Australia. Working mainly in oil on canvas in an Impressionist style images of the local area creeks and waterways.
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I do large Impressionist oils of my surrounds where I walk daily to see the light, colours, sky and changes of season. I interpret this space with marks, strokes and lashes of paint, contrasting elements from dark to light, shiny to matte, using the light and shadow on leaves and water to show natural beauty.
When I see a scene that interests me I take a photo and do a small sketch to see the most exciting bits that caught my attention. This then moves on to a prepared canvas where I start with thinned paint to layers of extremely thick oil finishing up with marks from oil sticks. After a long drying time varnish goes on to bring out the beautiful colours and to protect.