North from Tarrengower

If you head north from Ballarat, Mount Tarrengower near Maldon is the last hill of any size for miles. Views like this are common in Victoria, where mountains rise out of the plains with no real foothills to soften the change and the plains seem to stretch away forever into the desert. I’m guessing the topography is the result of this area’s volcanic past. I’ve become more interested in this landscape of flat land recently, and I’m working on more paintings that try to capture how I feel about the emptiness of this landscape. Paintings of nothing!

Looking North from Tarrengower, 2013, acrylic on linen, 82 x 124 cm
Looking North from Tarrengower, 2013, acrylic on linen, 82 x 124 cm

 

 


2 thoughts on “North from Tarrengower

  1. Thanks for the feedback Laurel. My colour choice is pretty much instinctive and often has little to do with how something looks. In this case I was interested in the heat and the shimmering distance. I grew up in Scotland which is fairly small compared to Australia, so vistas like this are a new experience for me.

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