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.

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“By The River” – Oil on Canvas – 2016   23.75″ x 23.75″, 60.5cm x 60.5cm