Thursday, 29 November 2007

Adamo 1 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Adamo 1
Painting sc 0084
295x375cm approx
Mixed Media on board

Adamo 2 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Adamo 2
Painting sc0083
375x295cm approx
Mixed Media on board

Adamo 3 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Adamo 3
Painting sc0082
375x295cm approx
Mixed Media on board
The inspiration for this painting came from the story of diamonds after being asked to submit works to the Argile Diamond Company for promotional purposes.

Monday, 26 November 2007

Tower View by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Tower View

Painting sc0054

29x20cm

Oil on board

Abseiling from the top of a high tower creates an uneasy feeling, looking out to the horizon as far as the eye can see.


Friday, 23 November 2007

Golden Sun 2 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Golden Sun 2
Painting Sc0062
30x40cm approx
Mixed Media on board
The symbol of the sun has been created in numerous forms through-out history

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Golden Green by Carollyn Rhodes THompson

Golden Green

Painting Sc0061
30x40cm approx
Mixed Media on board

Inspired by the four leaf clover that I found near Margaret River in 1986

Icon Sun by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Icon Sun
Painting Sc0060
120x150cm approx
Mixed media on canvas

The inspiration for this painting came from the works of Graham Sutherland b. 1903 an English painter who often used dark colours and was preoccupied by the problems of gravity, suspension, motion and .balance

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Spinning World by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Spinning World

Painting sc0052

150x120cm approx

Oil on canvas

The swirling air around ice skaters is cold and invigorating. Balance, energy and skill is needed to manoeuvre safely.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

My Pompeii by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

My Pompeii
Painting sc0042
150x180cm approx
Oil on canvas
As a result of Mt Vesuvius errupting , Pompeii was left under a pile of ash, only to be discovered and excavated early in the 20th century. As I walked through the ancient worn cobbled streets of Pompeii, at the foot of Vesuvius on a freezing day in January 1985, pieces of uncovered bodies, artifacts and parts of buildings, lay where they were discovered.

Ice Line by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Ice Line
Painting sc0039
60x90cm approx
Oil pastels on paper
Ice skating is relaxing and exhilerating for me. I started to skate when I was 21 and still go when I can. This is an oil pastel drawing done directly onto a silk screen. The oil crayon is then pushed through the screen with a solvent jell.

Steps to Sacre Coure by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Steps to Sacre Coure
Painting sc0038
920x60cm approx
Oil on canvas
The front doors to Sacre Coure, the church on Monte Martre, are at the top of the many stairs that lead up to it. As I stood at the bottom of the stairs looking up, I saw small snowflakes gently floating to the ground, melting as they landed on the footpath. My first cold snow experience.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Supporters 3 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Supporters 3
Painting sc0051
20x29cm
Oil on canvas
True supporters are those who will sit in the freezing cold rain just to see their favourite football team play.

Supporters 2 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Supporters 2
Painting sc0050
20x29cm
Oil on canvas
Staunch supporters sit out in the weather come rain or shine.

Supporters 1 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Supporters 1
Painting sc0049
20x29cm approx
Oil on canvas
Sitting under an umbrella in the pouring rain, week in, week out, just to watch a football match, is the dedication of a true supporter.

Mesopotamian Lady by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Mesopotamian Lady
Painting sc0040
240x85cm approx
Acrylic on canvas
The historical sculptures and paintings depicting the figures of the Mesopotamian women were powerful and awe inspiring.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Owl Dior by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Owl Dior
Painting sc0058
29x20cm approx
Mixed media on board

The owl of gold is a symbol of wisdom and preciousness.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Secret Dior by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Secret Dior
Painting sc0059
29x20cm approx
Mixed media on board

The secret engraved on the tablet is a message to my daughter Dior.

Golden Sun by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Golden Sun
Painting sc0057
29x20cm approx
Mixed media on board
The hot golden sun glows and shimmers in the midday heat.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Golden Cross 2 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Golden Cross 2
Painting sc0056
29x20cm approx
Mixed media on board
Golden crosses are icons or symbols often displayed and worn to signify the belief in Christianity and Jesus Christ, particularly by followers of Catholicism.

Golden Cross 1 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Golden Cross 1
Painting sc0055
29x20cm approx
Mixed media on board
The golden cross glows in the warm moon lit night.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Ladies of the Night by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Ladies of the Night
Painting sc0053
30x40cm approx
Oil on canvas

Castel de Angelo by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Castel de Angelo
Painting sc0047
60x46cm approx
Mixed media on board
The dungeons of Castel de Angelo in the heart of Rome, are cold and dark, with extremely well thought out security to stop the prisoners from escaping. Boom gates that open into lions dens and no windows or doors fo escape.

Hydra Site by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Hydra Site
Painting sc0046
600x460cm
Mixed media on board
On the forshore on the Greek island of Hydra, house facards are worn and in disrepair and the sihouettes of people can be seen at the windows.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Boats Waiting by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Boats Waiting
Painting sc0048
29x20cm
Metal etching on paper
Limited Edition

The water glistens at Royal Perth Yacht Club as the moored boats wait to be taken out for some fun.

Pink Cliff by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Pink Cliff
Painting sc0035
15x20cm
Acrylic on canvas
Landscape images on rusting concrete watertanks inspired me to paint lines and colours that were reflected on the edge of the tank.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Golden Everlastings by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Golden Everlastings

Painting sc34
100x165cm
Oil on canvas

During springtime Everlastings blanket the outback of Western Australia.

Stormy Cliff by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Stormy Cliff
Painting sc 33
15x20cm
Mixed media on canvas
The edge of an old water tank that showed the signs of constant overflowing at Cowaramup near Margaret River.

On the Edge by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

On the Edge
Painting sc 0032
15x20cm
Mixed media on canvas
The surface of the edge of an old water tank has worn back in interesting ways.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Mineshaft 2 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Mineshaft 2
Painting sc0016
27x25cm
Mixed media on board
The salt lakes of Lake Austin and Cue are steeped in history and are like museums of the mining industry. Abandoned mineshafts, tailings, rusting metal objects, ceramic debri and remnants of everyday life are scattered around the mining site.

Mineshaft 1 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Mineshaft 1
Painting sc 0015
27x25cm
Mixed media on board
Abandoned mineshafts and tailings are a common site on the edges of the salt lakes around Cue and Mt Magnet.

Cyclops by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Cyclops
Painting sc0045
120x90cm approx
Mixed media on canvas



Circles in circles.

Heart of Pompeii by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson



Heart of Pompeii
Painting sc0044
60x60cm approx
Mixed Media on board






Tarquinian Landscape by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Tarquinian Landscape
Painting sc0043
30x25cm approx
Oil on canvas

Ancient tombs are scattered around the area of Tarquinia. The delicate colours of the frescos are slowly deteriorating as a result of light and temperature change.

The Streets of Pompeii by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

The Streets of Pompeii
Painting sc0041
90x60cm approx
Oil on canvas
On a bitterly cold, sunny day, walking through the streets of historical Pompeii, the smell of baking bread is in the air. The paved roads are indented by the constant pounding of heavy cart wheels, lined with the relicks and rubble of the past.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Breakaway Country by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Breakaway Country
Painting sc0027
90x120cm approx
Oil on canvas
As the sun sets, the glow of the warm light hits the land highlighting its ruggedness and beauty.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Lake Austin by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Lake Austin
Painting sc0025
920x610cm
Mixed media on canvas
The gentle morning sunlight plays on the rocks at the shore of the vast salt lake.

Heat on Lake Austin by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Heat on Lake Austin
Painting sc0017
120x150cm
Oil on canvas
Heat rises and swirls upwards from the hot scorched land like wrestless worms.

Lady of Cue by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Lady of Cue
Painting sc0011
30x45cm
Mixed media on canvas
The ghost of a miners wife is often seen on the road to the cemetery near Cue.

Earth Blues by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Earth Blues
Painting sc0037
180x180cm
Mixed media on canvas

Water seaps through the cracks of the earth reflecting the colour of the sky.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Day Dawn by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Day Dawn
Painting sc0026
90x60cm approx
Mixed media on canvas
The cliff faces of the open cut at Big Bell near Day Dawn are fragile and dangerous dropping many meters down to the acidic water hole at the bottom.

Heatwave by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Heatwave
Painting sc0014
120x150cm
oil on canvas
The red earth of the Western Australian outback is coupled with the intensity of the midday heat, the sky shimmering in heatwaves, the sun seering the land and all life upon it.

Blue Dove by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Blue Dove
Painting sc00
30x40cm approx
Mixed media on paper