I regularly travelled through this sheep grazing district when returning south from an annual art exhibition and painting tour that began in Adelaide at Easter, then returned home for a mother's Day exhibition in Ballarat at our Buninyong Gallery.
Following these South Australian and Victoria exhibitions, I packed a trailer with art and took the exhibition inland on tour through Charleville, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Alice Springs, Katherine and in Darwin. Any stock that I had remaining after the Darwin show, I donated to charity. Then I'd go to the Darwin airport to pick Reg up, who had been working hard, running the Buninyong Gallery while I had fun on tour, and we holidayed all the way home, taking in the wonders of the territory.
Sigh, wonderful memories. We would tour through the outback seeing all the national parks and wilderness places.
Wiilmington was close to where we turned east to return to, and re-open our Buninyong Gallery for Spring exhibitions, with an exhibition in Sydney or Melbourne close to Christmas.
We followed this run for many years, loving the lifestyle. Eager to discover Western Australia, we closed Buninyong Gallery and took our art exhibiting and painting tour on a wider circuit of the country for many years, before retiring from exhibiting art so that I could write full-time.
The painting is in naturally soft, early morning in the bush tones. Museum quality prints are available. Can you hear the magpie chorus I listened to as I camped here for a few days while painting this?
Above imaage. You can see the sheep grazing behind the old shacks in this image.
The paint texture is obvious in the lower image. All work is copyright (c) Kathy Shell 2016. The colours are as clear as the day I painted it. That's what comes of working with the world's best quality artist's oil paints, the frames may show age, but the artwork lasts.
Thank you to my proofreader Grant Leishman.