Tracks by Yvonne Patonoil and charcoal on canvas
“My work expresses the ideas and experiences which accompany my explorations of the natural world. Solitary rambles offer the opportunity for quiet observation and the chance to respond to feeling, senses, light, movement, place and existence. The combination of oils and charcoal in my work provides both a gritty, textural surface and a distilled, glaze of subtle, glowing colour, grazed or interrupted by a line or smudge of charcoal that suggests form.
Tracks explores the sense of light and air tracing their way through the bent boughs of an old river-gum. As I walk beneath these trees, I am aware of the continuous flow and travel – seen and unseen – among their branches: waves of light and wind, faint pathways of insects, the scent trails of possums, the flight and rest of birds. These passing passages all leave their marks, felt and known within their worlds, creating currents, creating tracks.”Send Enquiry