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.
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.
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.
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.
– 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.
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.
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.