‘Abbotsford from Studley Park’ Alexandra Sasse 2016
Larger Landscapes $4000 – $8000
Larger landscapes are completed over a period of months. The process begins with a detailed drawing. All work is done on site or plein air. It is vital to complete the work within a season as the colours of the landscape change so dramatically. I return to the same spot in the same weather and and the same time of day for as long as it takes to complete the work. I don’t use any photographs as they are not useful in constructing form from colour. and the perspective of the eye is different to that of the camera. The suburbs of Melbourne are a fascinating motif, the light and colour is very specific to our city. This painting above was done in the early morning from the Studley Park boulevard looking across the Children’s Farm to Mt Macedon. Preview more landscapes here.
Small landscape works under $1500
These small landscape are intimate responses to the Australian Landscape, often painted quickly with free loose brushstrokes. These are plein air pictures (painted onsite); a painterly response to the unique light and texture of Australia. The constraints of time, movement and changing light require these works to be completed in one session – this is called Alla Prima painting. For a preview of small Australian Landscape paintings click here