Paintings of the Blacksmiths at Wrought Artworks,
Bay 1/2 Australian Technology Park,
Eveleigh Railway Workshops
'Strike while the iron is hot' is a very old proverb, and like the phrase 'irons in the fire' comes directly from blacksmithing. It means when you have an opportunity to do something, do it before you lose your chance.
Plein air painters and blacksmiths both need to react quickly.
|Forging,Wrought Artworks ' 2010 oil on canvas 20 x 25cm|
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I grabbed the opportunity and caught a dramatic moment in a small canvas. I don't know whether the small white hot bit of metal is supposed to be on the floor and is all part of the process, or whether it was a bit of accidental run off. We're all wearing safety boots anyway, and it looks spectacular.