Secret Thoughts by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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Mixed media: Textile fabric markers, acrylic, screen-print paint,
Support: Calico, canvas.
Original artwork sIze: 126.5 × 131.5 cm.

All figures were drawn directly from one life model. The work can be viewed from all sides, and at best when hung from a ceiling!

Inspired to move beyond singular and often going unseen on paper life gestural drawing studies, I wanted to work poses altogether from a night’s session of figure drawings and extend on this.
I chose one large prepared fabric cloth to work on and wanted to view it like you could a tablecloth – from all angles.

Original art work has sold and is in a Private Collection in America.

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  • Winner of the Nudes – The Naked Creation Challenge in Creative Spirits of Queensland (18.10.09)


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My “creative art practice” may be be succinctly summed up in the following fantastic metaphorical quote by Kandinsky:
~ “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key then another to cause vibration of the soul.”
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  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 5 years ago

    Just awesome you should be proud!!

  • Thankyou Rita, I do enjoy working and pushing creative boundaries further as you see here with my life drawing images.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Rachel71
    Rachel71over 5 years ago

    Amazing piece – I love the detail

  • Thanks for your comment Rachel. After many years of life drawing practice, I finally worked out a method to apply my session drawings into one large composition and Voila, this is one of the results!

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • danita clark
    danita clarkover 5 years ago

    What an stunning piece of artwork !

  • Hi Danita,
    A bit like your wonderful mandalas, the work can be viewed from all angles and the best view is … when hung from a ceiling (no kidding).

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateover 5 years ago

    Sensational work, I love it!

  • Hi alexandra … I responded ages ago but in the wrong box (was not used to the RB change) as you can see comment made just below!

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...over 5 years ago

    Hi Alexandra, glad to share this work here finally, thanks to the wonders of digital tech.. How’s Adelaide? Dry? Today (Mon.12.01.09) we are literally getting flooded out in Far North Qld, with the continual heavy monsoon rains starting from last night. Haven’t seen it this wet (Innisfail) for nearly 10 years. Time to be a duck!

  • bites
    bitesover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work : )

  • (Belately) Thankyou bites for your feedback. Glad you like.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • madvlad
    madvladover 5 years ago

    worlwind of sleeping but not resting by the looks of this poor soul wonderfully done with everything and every part of color, just where it belongs

  • Thanks madvlad for your comments.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistabout 5 years ago

    Wow! great impact with this painting. excellent use of composition and color :D

  • Wow, thankyou very much darkestartist. Pushing my boundaries of perception.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 5 years ago

    Yes, great impact Kerryn, congratulations on your sale of original work too, wonderful all round! :O)

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS Kerryn! You WON the NUDES – The Naked Creation Challenge in the Creative Spirits of Queensland Group.Well done!

  • Thanks for the great news Vanessa.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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