Post Aboriginal Modernist Painter

Norfolk Botanical Gardens No. 2

Norfolk Botanical Gardens No. 2

Norfolk Botanical Gardens No. 2

Edward A. Obermeyer

36″ X 48″, Acrylic on canvas ©June 9, 2010


I have finally given this new style I have been developing the last few years a name! Borrowing from the traditional Aboriginal dot style, I am creating my new works of art using their famous dot painting and cross hatching techniques and adding old school pin striping techniques I have used on automotive surfaces. The use of pinstripe brushes has greatly enhanced the patterns in the new works and I am able to transform realism into highly patterned surfaces of texture and light. Many of the brush strokes require two to three layers of various tints and tones of color to get the desired effect. In some of the paintings, I am revealing and concealing images at the same time.

In the painting above, I wanted to use this new style to communicate the peacefull tranquility of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Norfolk. The Japanese garden has often been a great source of inspiration for me emotionally and artistically. I have been working hard to remove myself from the realistic style that has dominated most of my adult art making over the years and am now concentrating on a more stylized original approach to my creative endeavors in painting. I hope you enjoy my most recent series of works in this style. As always, I would greatly appreciate any feedback from my fans so that the growth process can continue. I will leave you with this quote:

The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
Alberto Giacometti

I hope that the intensity of the patterns in my work has opened your eyes to a new kind of reality and a greater appreciation of the natural world that we all live in.

Prints available in the following sizes:

36″ X 48″ canvas print rolled in tube:  $300.00, Framed on stretcher with lattice frame:  $500.00

36″ X 48″ print on paper framed in black and green wood frame under glass:  $5.00.00

23″ X 30″ shrink wrapped:  $75.00, Framed:  $250.00

17″ X 21″, shrink wrapped:  $45.00, Framed:  $125.00


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