A stunning hot afternoon on the remote Darling River out of Menindee in New South Wales. The painting captured a period where the sun back lit all the foliage on the trees and everything glowed.
This is the culmination of a series of works from the location. In preparation for the painting I did a set of four 9 x 5 Tree Studies and a plein air oil study of the composition. This studio painting has been created over the last several months from the plein air oil studies and some reference photos I took at the time.
The stretch of river is on Viewmont Station near the ruins of old Tintinallogy.