The very last painting of all that I have done of the Bushmead Rifle Range. Painted in my studio over the last month or so from an oil study I produced several years ago. The Bushmead series is now complete.
A beautiful summer evening and I'm walking back home with my dogs after taking them for a long meander through the tracks and trees of the disused Bushmead Rifle Range at Helena Valley in Western Australia. I follow the fence down from neighbouring Gooseberry Hill National Park as the sun is touching the horizon in front of me.
Ravenswood in Northern Queensland is a quaint little gold mining "ghost town" (says the tourism blarb - but really it just means more of it has disappeared than is still standing). Anyway, it has some fascinating buildings and funny little shops left along with a wealth of interesting history and abandoned mining heritage.
~ Robert Hughes
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.