Watercolour painting by Chrisitne Porter of the inside of an old shearing shed. Lots of rails, pens and gates. Strong light coming from the right.
Inside the Shed 2019 watercolour 34x76cm

Description
A Series of watercolour paintings, by Australian Artist Christine Porter, of the “Boorolong” shed near Armidale on the New England Tablelands. One of the older sheds in the area, it was built more than 100 years ago from timber milled nearby. The magnitude of this shed, with the variety of ways that local timber has been used, is a testament to the craftsmen then, and to the men and women who have worked it since.

Exhibition
Paintings from this series is being exhibited in Christine’s solo exhibition at the Gympie Regional Gallery in Queensland. 18 March 2020 – 24th April. The Gallery has been closed, like the rest of Australia, because of Covid19, so here’s the online view.

For Sale
Any paintings that are showing in the Gympie exhibition may be purchased by contacting the Gympie Regional Gallery until April 24. After that time, or for any others contact Christine directly. Prices range from $400 – $3500 depending on the size and framed state of the work.

Gallery

Large works
These are either full sheet (76x56cm) or close to. They are the major works of this series. The thing I loved most about this shed were the interior views of timber posts, beams, gates and roofing. A joyful experience of perspective.


Notes:
– Some photos may not be completely colour accurate.
– For more detailed files of any painting, contact Christine.
– To enlarge use your mouse double-tap. At present we don’t have a slideshow of this work available.

Watercolour painting by Christine Porter. Showing the exterior of a timber shearing shed. With corruagated iron wall and corrugated iron roof. Looking up at shed past grass.
From the Gate 2019 watercolour 72×52 Sold Private Collection


A watercolour by Christine Porter of the interior of a shearing shed showing a long allwyway, with boards running into the distance, with pens on either side.
Northern Pens, Looking East. 2019 watercolour 73x36cm
Gympie Exhibition

Watercolour painting by Chrisitne Porter of the inside of an old shearing shed. Lots of rails, pens and gates. Strong light coming from the right.
Inside the Shed 2019 watercolour 73x36cm.
Used as the invitation image for “The Working Shed” exhibition
Gympie Exhibition

A watercolour painting by Christine Porter of a shearing shed and four tall poplar trees as seen from above. All around is brownish green paddocks with some hills on the other side of the valley
Shed from Above 2019 watercolour on paper 36x73cm
Gympie Exhibition

Watercolour painting by Christine Porter. Showing the exterior of a timber shearing shed. With slab walls in shadow and corrugated iron roof.
Storm 2019 watercolour 72x52cm. Sold Private Collection


Watercolour painting by Christine Porter. Showing the exterior of a timber shearing shed. With slab timber and corrugated iron walls in sunlight and corrugated iron roof. Also rocks in foreground.
Shed from the Road 2019 watercolour 72x46cm.
Will be exhibited in Brisbane in May 2020 as part of the Red Hill Gallery watercolour masters exhibition

Watercolour painting by Christine Porter of the interior of a wooden shearing shed. In the foreground is a set of rails, beyond which are more pens, posts and rails.
From the Back Wall 2019 Watercolour 74x54cm
Gympie Exhibition

A painting of a shearing shed interior by Christine Porter, entitled With Skylight, looking west. It shows a long alleyway, with strong linear perspective on the flooboards going towards a gate in the distance. Across the rails, the rest of the shed is visible and a skylight, out of the picture, casts light across the floor.
Interior with Skylight – looking west 2019 watercolour 74x54cm

To be exhibited as part of the Australian Watercolour Institute 97th Annual Exhibition which will be a collaborative show with the Taiwan Watercolour Association, entitled Tradition and Transformation II: 2020 Taiwan-Australia International Watercolour Exhibition.


This exhibition will be shown at the Dadun Cultural CenterTaichung, Taiwan, from 30 May to 17 June 2020 and, subsequently, at the Moran Arts Foundation’s Juniper HallSydney, from 25 July to 30 August 2020.

Watercolour by Christine Porter of the interior of a timber shearing shed. Showing a timber gate, floorboards and single gate in foreground.
Interior, One Gate 2019 watercolour 54x74cm Sold Private Collection

Watercolour by Christine Porter of a sunlit wall of an old shearing shed.
North Wall 2019 watercolour 50x48cm Sold Private Collection

Randomly sized works
Often I work to a set size of 20x20cm. There are three of that size in this series. There are also some other randomly sized works, where the composition of the painting dictated the eventual size of the painting.

Watercolour painting by Christine Porter. Showing the exterior of a timber shearing shed. With slab walls in shadow and corrugated iron roof. The rest of the slab shed is not visible, so it looks like a small shed.
Exterior with blue sky 2019 watercolour 24x19cm Sold Private Collection
Watercolour painting by Christine Porter. Showing the exterior of a timber shearing shed. With slab walls in shadow and corrugated iron roof. Also poplars behind.
From up the Hill 2019 watercolour 38x19cm Sold Private Collection
Watercolour by Christine Porter of Overhead gear in old shearing shed.
Overhead Gear I 2019 watercolour 20x20cm
Gympie Exhibition
Watercolour by Christine Porter of Overhead gear in old shearing shed.
Overhead Gear II 2019 watercolour 20x20cm
Will be exhibited as part of the Red Hill Gallery exhibition later in 2020.
Watercolour by Christine Porter of the interior of a timber shearing shed. Showing a timber gate, floorboards and pens.
Small Gate 2019 Watercolour 20x20cm
Gympie Exhibition

Small works
These are part of an ongoing series of works that are 10x10cm square. When presented in exhibition situations, they are framed in artist made acrylic frames. They collectively, across many projects, speak of the hundreds of small episodes that make up this huge subject.

Waterolour painting by Chrsitine Porter of a woolstencil reading "MX"
Merino Cross 2019 watercolour 10x10cm
Watercolour by Christine Porter of a wooden door held together by rusted latch and link.
Latch 2019 watercolour 10x10cm
Watercolour by Christine Porter of a paid of hand shears, lying on the floor
Hand shears 2019 watercolour 10x10cm
Gympie Exhibition
Watercolour by Christine Porter of graffiti on a timber wall. Reading 1-96
Graffiti 2019 watercolour 10x10cm
NFS Collection of the artist
Watercolour by Christine Porter showing timber patches on a slatted shearing shed floor
Floor Patch 2019 watercolour 10x10cm
Watercolour by Christine Porter showing a flat win with a collection of rusty items in it.
Collection 2019 watercolour 10x10cm

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