Mehi Band of Gold, 40cm x 90cm, acrylic on board, 2021
After the Painted River Project event at Moree where I was an invited artist I returned a few months later to take more photographs as composite studies for some studio paintings. I arrived late in the day after heavy rain. The Mehi River had been in a huge flood just days before and the Sun broke through under heavy clouds just before sunset. The cast shadows of buildings and clouds left a thin strip of Golden Light across the tree trunks.
On the way back to shore huge clouds amassed in the western sky and the horizon seemed weirdly close, like the set in the movie Truman.
A studio work looking at the shallows
An old volcanic core that remains at the back of a farm at Cape Hillsborough Qld painted plein air with Chinese landscape art in mind.
A plein air painting with rain and mist