Painting on site | Booky Cliff Oil Paintings

By heather at 6:27 pm on Monday, January 29, 2007

We spent the Australia Day long weekend camping at our favourite spot along the Murray River here in SA…Kataparoka’s Booky Cliff. I thought it would be fun to paint the yellow & red cliffs across from our campsite in 3 parts. I don’t necessarily plan to hang them together on the wall, maybe two of them together and the third somewhere else in our place…but it’s kind of fun painting a long landscape broken up. I spent about 3 hours painting on red primed canvas…had to stop as it was so windy I was contending with gum leaves & sand sticking to the wet oils. As it is, all the painted areas have a fine layer of sand over it! Ah well, hopefully once I build up the colour a bit more the sandy bits will enhance the painted-on-site feel!

Illustrations & Photographs Heather Castles

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Comment by Rich Cantrell

January 27, 2008 @ 7:23 am

Heather and Ben, I’m not sure Diane has shared this with you. I was a Fulbright exchange teacher in Australia back in 1966-67. My first teaching assignment was in Adeliade. I was at Payneham Demonstration School. I don’t believe this school is still open. After a semester in Adeliade, I went to Mt. Gambier and finished the last stay in Darwin in the NT. Diane’s working with you and your pictures of camping on the Murray bring back fawn memories. I hope you are feeling fine as the wonderful day approaches. Good luck to you and Ben and your new bundle of JOY. The Baby Max Launch party was a huge success. Diane has been busy trying to book signing events. We want to put link to your site on the web page. Would that be ok? Take care and G’day Mates.

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Comment by Oil Paintings

February 11, 2009 @ 2:02 am

I like the tree red painting together.These are very beautiful.

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