Australia Land & Ocean

Monica first visited Australia in 2006 to research earth pigments and their use by the Aborigines.

The intense light, and the abundance of colours of this geologically very old continent, immediately struck her on arrival. The initial journey has led to annual return travels to Australia, and has inspired Monica to incorporate the Australian land, light, and ocean into her work.

Back in her Amsterdam studio Monica works from sketches, memory, and photographs, to make paintings of the land, the sky, and the ocean, recreating images of specific moments and places.

All paintings are signed and dated on the back of the canvas

 

click here to see Australia photography

 

Lease and payment plans are available on request

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Interview in Dutch – Monica Rotgans over het rijke palet van Australië

– those paintings are truly wonderful … and I clicked on one that showed it’s size – really huge! She perfectly captures the light and the colors which are so distinctively Australian. These actually made me miss home! There some close-up photos showing the layers of paint, they must be incredible in person – writes an Australian ex-pat

Paintings for sale

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 Deep Blue Surf Layered oil-paint & lime on canvas 60 x 140 cm, € 9200


Deep Blue Surf
Layered oil-paint & lime on canvas 60 x 140 cm
€ 9200

Summer ocean Layered oil-paint on canvas 180 x 180 cm, € 18.000

Summer ocean
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 180 x 180 cm
€ 18.000

Flinders Ranges Layered oil-paint on canvas, 45 x 120 cm € 4300

Flinders Ranges
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 45 x 120 cm
€ 4300

Early morning Ocean Layered oil-paint on canvas, 60 x 130 cm € 7400

Early morning Ocean
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 60 x 130 cm
€ 7400

 The big Surf Layered oil-paint on canvas, 90 x 160 cm, € 12.300

The big Surf
Layered oil-paint on canvas 90 x 160 cm
€ 12.300

 Dreamland Layered oil-paint on canvas 30 x 76 cm, € 3200

Dreamland
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 30 x 76 cm
€ 3200

Outback Dusk Mixed media and lime on board, 60 x 30 cm € 2800

Outback Dusk
Mixed media and lime on board, 60 x 30 cm
€ 2800

Stormy Ocean Layered oilpaint & lime on canvas, 45 x 120 cm € 6200

Stormy Ocean
Layered oilpaint & lime on canvas, 45 x 120 cm
€ 6200

Stormy Ocean Layered oilpaint & lime on canvas, 45 x 120 cm € 6200

Stormy Ocean
Layered oilpaint & lime on canvas, 45 x 120 cm
€ 6200

Adelaide Hills 50 x 77 cm, earth & acrylics on board € 3200

Adelaide Hills
50 x 77 cm, earth & acrylics on board
€ 3200

Paintings Sold

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Sketches from Oz

A series of 30 pigment and paint sketches on small canvas boards.

Atmospheric studies made with local ochres, earth, lime, pigments and acrylics, recreating light and time in colour and structure. Sketches which are the inspiration for the larger, multi-layered oil-paintings.

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