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