Friday, January 22, 2010

Under the Old Avenel Bridge

This is a view from under the old stone bridge at Avenel , Victoria, Australia.The bridge was built by convict labour across the Hughes Creek which was on the main highway between Melbourne and Sydney. I used to live at Avenel as a child and spent many wonderful summer days playing along this creek and swimming in the deeper holes. Watercolour on gessoed Arches rough 300gsm.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Brooding Hills

This painting is from the same place as "Hills Near Euroa" But, this time it is painted in acrylic and on canvas. I made this one deliberately more moody than the watercolour version. These hills have a brooding quality. The mood changes all the time depending on the weather, light and the seasons.