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After The Wet

After The Wet

Accession ID:

2011.7

Name:

After The Wet

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Elisabeth Cummings

Date:

2006

Description

‘After the Wet’ captures the essence of the landscape around Wedderburn, NSW, where the artist has her bush studio. The work is light-filled, warm and earthy, with sparse splashes of brilliant colour suggesting new growth and regeneration. Elizabeth Cummings has used the medium to build up layers of paint, which are then etched to create a surface of organic textures and marks. Cummings’ works evoke a sense of enjoyment, and it is clear that she has a love for paint and mark making. There is a wonderful interaction between light and space in her works, from empty space to a rich layering of paint, with poetry in the brush strokes. Cummings translates the landscape in a way that is not necessarily literal but conveys a spirit of place. ‘After the Wet’ is an excellent example of Cummings’ work and is typical of her style.


History

Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program in memory of the Regan Family. Regional Landscapes, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Provenance: Donated by Pauline Hunter through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program in memory of the Regan Family. The work was originally purchased through 'King Street on Burton Gallery' in 2006 (a copy of the invoice is held in gallery records). Signed: L.L.C. - Cummings.


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