The world of dew Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828)

Brush Watercolour [BACK TO PREVIOUS PAGE]

Max Miller Winner of the Wynne Prize 2015: Trustees’ Watercolour Prize 2015
Max Miller’s Fine art brush waterlour painting Titled ‘The world of dew is only the world of dew and yet…oh…and yet…’ Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828)
Medium – brush watercolour painting and black Chinese ink
Dimensions 66 x 140 cm
I was searching around Fog Dam, near Darwin, and recorded unusual plants to put into a study. This same natural beauty surprises us here in the Southern Highlands. Many of the subjects are from Kangaloon and surrounds: winter lichen, seeds, native plants, Aboriginal stones, local birdlife, moths and butterflies. The painting took six months to complete but I enjoy the spirit and detail of these old rainforest areas as a place to work in, with all the abstract forms they possess.
– Max Miller, 2015

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