Alex Louisa - Honourable Mention - Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2012


Artist: Alex Louisa

Title of the work: Still

Medium: Charcoal and chalk pastel on paper

Date of completion: September 2011

Height (cm): 88

Width (cm): 66

Sale price $: 1800


A tribute to a tiny feathered friend, found on a walk through our garden. Beautiful even when still.

I tried some new mediums in this artwork – charcoal pencils and Pan Pastels – and fell instantly in love. The Pan Pastels meant I could add broader areas of colour, like I was painting with a brush, while the charcoal pencils allowed me to get obsessive over tiny details.