Why Myopic Landscapes

Why paint close-ups of tree trunks, rocks, grass, reeds and dead sticks?
Why not mountains, oceans, horses or people?

Yellow Lichen

To those with myopic vision, things in the background are fuzzy, indeterminable, unreliable, and uncertain. Panoramas have little fascination, what's in front of you is of more interest. The foreground has sharp edges, clarity and infinite detail. The background is a bad impressionistic painting for the short sighted.

Myopic Landscapes paintings offer something different from the typical sweeping views and majestic 'Hysenesque' gum trees of many Australian landscape paintings, an Australian landscape seen by a myopic observer.

The devil, and delight, is in the detail right in front of you.

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