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Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005


Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005
122 cm (w) x 73 cm (h), oil paints over acrylic paints on board.
Date produced: 2nd August 2009

With this painting, I am trying to express the enjoyment and spectacles of being on the banks of Lake Albert at Meningie (near the Coorong in South Australia). It’s an excellent place for watching majestic clouds over vast expanses of fresh water, seeing the pale blue Mount Lofty mountain range on the other side of Lake Alexandrina, and the lush lakeside banks nearby.

My wife and I had been going to Meningie on Lake Albert every few months or so. It was our favourite spot to go to to get away to somewhere relaxing and recharging.

This painting was based on one of many experimental designs produced on my computer using a small number of interacting rectangles of colour gradients. I made use of a yellow border to suggest the sunlight in the scenery - something I used in my oil paintings from about 25 years ago. The strip of pinky purple at the bottom was something that I somehow ‘felt like adding for the expression of the area’. After I saw it a few times, I realised that it is also suggestive of “The Pink Lake” that is near Meningie and Lake Albert.

 

 

 

Detail 1:

Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005 - Detail 1

 

 

 

 

Detail 2:

Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005 - Detail 2

 

 

 

 

Detail 3:

Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005 - Detail 3

 

 


 

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On the Shore of Lake Albert, near the the Town of Meningie


On the Shore of Lake Albert, near the the Town of Meningie
21 cm (w) x 29.5 cm (h), conté and pastels over black biro, on acid-free coloured-ground ‘Canson’ paper.

This was produced entirely on-site on the shore of Lake Albert, near the town of Meningie. It was done mainly as a colour study, to record a sense of sunlight and colour.

A drawing in black biro was done first, to set up a quick plan for the overlay of colours. I liked this approach to recording scenes on-site.

 

 

 

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On the Shore of Lake Albert, near the the Town of Meningie

 

 

 

Detail 1:

On the Shore of Lake Albert, near the the Town of Meningie - Detail 1

 

 

 

 

Detail 2:

On the Shore of Lake Albert, near the the Town of Meningie - Detail 2

 

 

 

 

Detail 3:

On the Shore of Lake Albert, near the the Town of Meningie - Detail 3

 

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