I spent 4 months in Western Australia in 2006 with my family...what an amazing place that is. So vast, so wild. This painting was from a photo my husband took in the central desert region. People throw around the term "middle of nowhere" quite freely but this place literally fits the description. Hundreds of miles from anything...just desert and the unbelievably vast sky.
Here I've blocked in the shadows and started on the sky. I painted the canvas pink to start, hoping a bit will show through and give it a glow.
the sky is finished....I just love this time of the evening.
"Bush Campsite" 24 x 30 inches oil on canvas private collection