Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013) Pastoral Burn,  oil on canvas, 45x135cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
(2015) First came the Sun, oil on canvas, 90x90cm
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
(2015) Dream of Smoke, oil on canavs, 90x90cm
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
(2015) Smokescape, oil on canvas, 50x50cm
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
(2015) At the End of the Day, My Work is Done, oil on canvas, 90x90cm

Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2015) Alexander Farm II, Oil on wood panel, 61x122cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
(2015) Ground Study, oil on canvas, 45x60cm
Kirsten Sivyer Fine Art Painting WA Artist
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013) Night Trails, oil on canvas, 40x115cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013)  Fire Smoke, oil on canvas, 45x45cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013) Big Smoke, Oil on canvas, 40x120 cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2012) Firesmoke III, 45x45cm, oil on canvas
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013) Fire Smoke II, oil on canvas, 30x90cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013) Regeneration, oil on canvas, 30x120cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013) Smoke Study II, oil on canvas, 35x35cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013) Smoke Study IV, oil on canvas, 35x35cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013) Smoke Study V, oil on canvas, 35x35cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke
(2013) Smoke Study VI, oil on canvas, 35x35cm
 Kirsten Sivyer Fire Smoke

West Australian Landscape Painting : Fire, smoke and the Wheatbelt

Coming to the WA Wheatbelt from Kalgoorlie in 2006, I was struck by the relative starkness of the landscape and the effects of the cropping cycle of seeding, growing, harvesting, grazing and then burning the stubble.

By focusing on the dramatic burning phase of this cycle, I coupled my interest in lighting and atmosphere with notions of destruction and resurrection within the rural landscape.

With the use of subtle layering techniques in oil paint, I aim to create mid to large scale, low-key, atmospheric compositions with special focus on the effects of light as it decays through smoke haze. These atmospheric effects are variously juxtaposed with ripping flame, blackened earth and the occasional obscured rural structure as a point of reference within the painting.

Through my study of fire and smoke, I aim to present a contemporary view of the rural Australian landscape that is ominous, changeable and beautiful.

 

View more or Kirsten’s painting through the links below

Portraits & Figures

Built Environments

Painting in Kalgoorlie