Between 2013 and 2017 I h made paintings of puddles. I began by extracting images from their habitat, often isolating island-shaped puddles on canvas or surrounding them, tightly framed, by tarmac or grass.  I was absorbed by the metaphorical associations of inversion and reflection, such as states of disorientation. 

 

Sky on Ground
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground metallic acrylic and oil on linen
Weather Accents
2022
metallic acrylic and oil on linen
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground/Weather Accents series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic, oil, thread, archival PVA, monk cloth and hand tufting on linen
Frothing of the Hedges (Diptych)
2022
acrylic, oil, thread, archival PVA, monk cloth and hand tufting on linen
37 x 50"
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic, oil, thread, archival PVA, monk cloth and hand tufting on linen
Frothing of the Hedges DETAIL
2022
acrylic, oil, thread, archival PVA, monk cloth and hand tufting on linen
37 x 50"
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground metallic aluminum acrylic on canvas
Untitled Quintet
2020
metallic aluminum acrylic on canvas
variable

Installation at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, AL, Jan 21st 2020 - April 18th 2021
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
Tree Head
2020
metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
19 x 24"

Sky on Ground Series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
Split Trees #1
2020
metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
19 x 24"

Sky on Ground Series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
Split Trees #2
2020
metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
24 x 19"

Sky on Ground Series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
Tree Wing
2020
metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
19 x 24"

Sky on Ground Series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
Car Eyes
2020
metallic aluminium acrylic and oil on linen
24 x 19"

Sky on Ground Series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #3
2017-21
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #1
2016-21
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #5
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #4
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein, acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #1 Diptych
2015-16
casein, acrylic and oil on canvas
60 x 144"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #1
2015-16
acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #17 Diptych
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38" x 104"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #17 Diptych DETAIL
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38 x 104"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #14 Triptych
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38 x 156"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #7
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #6
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #6
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #5
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #2
2014
acrylic and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #3
2015
acrylic and oil on canvas
36 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #3
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #3 DETAIL
2014
acrylic and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #1
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #7
2015
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #11
2016
casein and oil on canvas
24 x 26"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground Installation View
Overview, NYPOP Gallery, New York
2017
Installation View
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground Installation View
Overview, NYPOP Gallery, New York
2017
Installation View
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground
Installation, Overcast, Solo Show, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
2018

Sky on Ground Series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground
Installation, Overcast, Solo Show, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
2018
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground
Installation, Overcast, Solo Show, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
2018