Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Old Goulburn Bridge

This painting is another from my archives. This time an oil on canvas! The Goulburn River virtually circles our town. It is a very beautiful river, with plenty of fish and river crays. My husband was a keen fisherman and loved fishing this river. The bridge is very old (mid to late 1800's)and needs much expensive renovation....it is intended to keep it as part of the very popular walking track. Our local Art Society recently held an exhibition featuring paintings of this old bridge. We donated the proceeds towards it's renovation. It seems as though our efforts( and the efforts of many others in the community) was successful, and now, with extra money from the Shire and the government, this beautiful old structure will survive SOLD

8 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

These are so peaceful and beautifully painted. Thanks for digging them out for us.

Sandy said...

Hi Sandy thanks for stopping by...I am hoping to get active and interested again soon...digging out some old ones is perhaps a start.

David Burge said...

Lovely painting Sandy!
Great to hear that the efforts of the local people are paying off.
Wishing you all the best for Christmas
Love
David

Sandy said...

David! Thank you ....so good to hear from you!
Wishing you and yours all the best too...love your latest works!

Nick said...

I don't paint in oil, but I'm still very picky about them, and this looks very good to me! Glad to see you back here, you've been missed :)

Sandy said...

Thanks Nick...I am back again ...I think...only just though. I have tidied up my studio and reorganized materials etc.So, perhaps that is a start!!

PERUGINA ART said...

Just beautiful Sandra, but I have come to expect nothing less from you, even though this is one from the archives.
You live in a beautiful part of the world and your efforts in trying to preserve a piece of yesteryear seems to have been successful thanks to the determination of various community groups – your art society included.
Glad to see you posting as well – Happy New Year to you.
(((HUGS & LOVE)))

Sandy said...

Hi Perugina..and "A Happy New Year" to you too!
Yes, it was a very rewarding outcome re the old bridge...well worth the effort.