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Linda Schneider

The Checkered Shirt (2020)

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11.8x8.3 in
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Paper
Framing
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Wet graphite on Arches water-colour paper. I bought a graphite block on the suggestion of a fellow Australian artist whose workshop I was attending late in 2019. I'd never heard of this material before, but Ive found that it's a beautiful substance for drawing. It can be applied dry or wet. I wet a brush and pool water on the surface...
Wet graphite on Arches water-colour paper.
I bought a graphite block on the suggestion of a fellow Australian artist whose workshop I was attending late in 2019. I'd never heard of this material before, but Ive found that it's a beautiful substance for drawing. It can be applied dry or wet. I wet a brush and pool water on the surface of the block. Then I use the wet graphite to paint with. It's difficult to obtain a dark tone unless you build it up in layers. When it dries, it has a silver-grey photographic quality, similar to old photographic techniques. As can be seen in this drawing, you can drop water on the drawn areas to create interesting effects The checkered shirt is the feature of this drawing but there are barely any checkers visible. The wet graphite and the viewer's eye do all the work.

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I grew up on a mixed farm, until I went to high school aged 11 in the Wimmera district in Victoria Australia. At high school, unable to timetable both Art and Math, I studied the latter by correspondence in...

I grew up on a mixed farm, until I went to high school aged 11 in the Wimmera district in Victoria Australia. At high school, unable to timetable both Art and Math, I studied the latter by correspondence in the school library. I was not very disciplined and spent most of my time looking through Art books. Later, I completed a Diploma in Fine Art (Painting), and a Graduate Diploma (Sculpture). Wanting to travel, I gained further qualifications in teaching, linguistics, and languages.

My work is largely auto-biographical and incorporates elements of my history and my future goals – even before I am consciously aware of these goals or historical references myself. I am currently drawing with a variety of mark-making media, and painting in both acrylic and oils.

I believe that practice, and physiological and mental predispositions, combined with life and incidental circumstances, confirm the direction and so-called talent of any individual. As humans who have evolved and endured, we sought patterns in nature which helped our species to survive. Now we revive those patterns in our culture. We see relationships everywhere; in nature, mathematics, science, storytelling, music and in the visual arts etc. We often are unconsciously aware of these patterns.

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