Sunday, April 26, 2009

Well here I go. This is a painting of a very small bit of my local paperbark swamp (lagoon, small lake, big pond) in Priests Gully where I walk frequently, particularly early morning and late afternoon - chasing the light. The watercolour depicts early morning light (6 am). I have included 3 photos for the non-Oz people to give you some idea of these beautiful swamps. The water is vey dark - mud sometimes but also full of tannins, and hence gives wonderful reflections. Photos first, then the painting, watercolour 25 x 35 cms.