Okay, I think I’ve finished a painting today. This one has been in process for a month or so since we visited Auburn River National Park which is a tiny park with a beautiful pink sandstone gorge and lots of bottle trees in growing in their natural softwood scrub which is a type of dry rainforest. Thick vines and bushes make it a bit impenetrable but you can usually catch glimpses of the big fat trunks of the bottle trees on the edges of the vegetation.
We camped there for a weekend in March, it was a hot weekend heading over 35˚C most days and almost every biting insect Australia has to offer came to stay with us at dusk and dawn.
Like so many parks, it is an island nestled among all the neighbouring properties and so this painting started emerging not long after we came home. This is daggy flash-photo and the piece may find a brush back on it over the next few days… but it’s close and part of the story I plan to hang late next week.