Water Missing (but not for long!)

by Brodie Goozee
(Mornington Peninsula)

Now to try the 'sea-bit'!

Now to try the 'sea-bit'!

I have only been painting for less than a year, and have a tremor which means I have to paint with two hands. I have played with 'deserts' because water was too hard to get the light right that was until I stumbled across Mark's work.


I love his constant reference to 'illusion' that magical essence that is missing in photos, the line between reality and fantasy. His teaching methods are succinct and passionate. The knowing that a painting can look lost and unworkable but with careful consideration and understanding light, keeping the belief that the wanted outcome will happen has been cathartic.

The Australian light is unique, crisp and almost unbelievable, fake, but that's what makes his work inspiring. I love the 'shadow-light' that breaks through his foliage and that dry-brush glaze over the back of the waves that turns them into water like a magic wand.

As a teacher he is to having fun with paint what Robin Williams was to literature in The Dead Poet's Society.

Buy his DVD's because it is his living and not much to pay for all his techniques which are not 'tricks' they are talent.

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Nov 03, 2015
Thank you all for the undeserved support NEW
by: Brodie

You are all far to kind. Sorry no to have responded befor but my mojo seems to have gone walkabout. No new work for 2 months but you never know. Learning to keep at it is the first challenge I guess but your kind thoughts are very special.

Nov 03, 2015
Water missing,,but not for long NEW
by: jack

Great idea water missing...here's the auto...but not for long...a little tension is always good

Nov 01, 2015
Wow! NEW
by: Linda

Love the depth you've achieved with minimal indications of the cars path. The simplicity and starkness speaks volumes.

Oct 01, 2015
Very nice! NEW
by: Pam B

I love it. I love the contrast of a detailed car against a minimalist environment. :)

Sep 22, 2015
Water missing - but the rest is pretty good! NEW
by: Dick Millott

Brodie! That's looks brilliant so far. Don't worry about having the tremors- I have them so bad some days I have to hold the brush with both hands and my teeth. I may be mistaken - but that looks like a 1953 Chev. I look forward to seeing this finished. Congratulations on being better at this caper then I am.

Sep 20, 2015
Too kind NEW
by: Mark Waller.

Thank you so much for your lovely words. We spend a lot of time in front of a canvas (and in the world), unraveling the mysteries and wonders of the planet. Incredibly rewarding, challenging, confronting and joyous. There is nothing like it, and then, you share it with others,and........ its useful. Too beautiful.
Thank you. :)

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