Monday, December 05, 2005

Kyaks on the Goulburn

The river near our town is a source of great pleasure to fishermen as well as other forms of sport.These young people were on a day trip with their school. I thought that they made an interesting subject for a painting. Pastel on toned paper.


Today, it is raining! It has been raining all day! I hope it rains quite a lot more and breaks the drought that has plagued our district for approximately ten years. This is a watercolour which I painted two years ago.It shows the effect of this current drought on one of our popular water resorts. The water has long gone and old drowned landscapes have emerged....dead gumtrees and in some places, the ghostly remains of early settlers dwellings. Eppalock is a lake near Bendigo, in central Victoria, Australia. It was a huge expanse of water. Originally a natural depression with a couple of minor rivers, it was dammed about fifty years ago and filled very quicly to create a sancturary for wild life, recreational waterway for Victorians for many years. This is how it looks today.