Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sydney Opera House

copyright 2009 Hannah Phelps
oil on board, 6" x 8"

Like many artists, I enjoy challenging myself. Now that this painting is complete, I can admit that I wonder what made me attempt a painting of one of the most famous architectural silhouettes in the world.

Along with taking a closer look at the Sydney Opera House, we also visited the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Not much work by Australian artists has made it to the US, and I fully enjoyed viewing the collection. I remember especially the paintings of Margaret Preston, Arthur Streeton and Charles Conder. The Gallery also had a large collection of contemporary Aboriginal art and the patterns and textures of those paintings really fascinated me.

Next stop-Melbourne!



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