It was during January 2011 following displacement from our home from the storm water that we spent a month or two on the road driving through Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia visiting beautiful places along the South Australian and Victorian Coastline and Western Australian Bight. On the return trip we visited my home town of Broken Hill which had received such massive rainfall that the Mundi Mundi Plain desert orange soils had been replaced by a soft green layer of vegetation. Throughout the week we were there it rained and squalled before finally drifting off to Victoria to do more flood damage. The Umberumberka Reservoir and Stephens Creek Reservoir were both brimming full in a way we have never seen before in our lifetime, and the views made for great art inspiration. The painting of Umberumberka Creek reflects the beauty of the outback after the rains, and to be able to wade up the creek in bare feet on a gorgeous day was just a fantastic experience. Sunsets on the landscape and water reflections made for a stunning landscape.
Size 630 x 500 framed
"Umberumberka Creek": $ 450
The expanse of the brimming Menindee Lakes after such a long drought period was also inspirational. The last time we had seen it during drought, there was a yacht and a plane resting in the very dry lake bed. It was a juxtaposition to see such a huge volume of water and vastness of the expanse at Sunset Strip near Menindee was a sight to behold. As a child we knew of people ( not us) who were wealthy enough to have a holiday home there during the 1960s and where they would boat and swim during holiday periods and on weekends.It is now experiencing a resurgence.
This beautiful, vast expanse of water provided the stimulous for the following three artworks, reflecting the light at different times of the day and ever changing light and sky. The first painting being morning light, the second afternoon and the latter the evening light.
Menindee Lakes - Morning Light - framed $350
Size 560 x 400mm
Size :620 x 460mm
Each of these works is acrylic painted on stretched archival canvas
Whether water scenes in the outback or at the coast, the wonder of nature at particular moments in time is indeed a beauty to behold.
Here in Kiama and surrounds where we have chosen to settle, the light on the ocean is constantly changing. One day, a sparkling jewelled, intense blue sea another a flat glassy greeny grey seafoam; another a soft grey misty haze or a spumy, white crested choppy churning mass depositing rays, puffer fish, and seaweed onto the pristeen sands. Storms which roll from the mountains to the sea with the changing weather make for brilliant landscapes.
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