Hinze Dam – After the storm – Painting 64/100 for 2013

 

 

Hinze Dam after the Storm, oil on canvas, 75 x 75 cms
Hinze Dam after the Storm, oil on canvas, 75 x 75 cms

 

I started this painting a while ago as part of the work for a uni course I am doing.  I’ve done more work on it since, trying to capture the dramatic lighting I saw.

 

22/100 – Jade Lake, Jenolan NSW

Jade Lake, Jenolan, NSW
Jade Lake, Jenolan, NSW

I started this painting some time ago and have only just got around to finishing it off. If it is finished, that is. It often seems to me that the painting finishes with me, rather than I with it, if that makes any sense at all. Anyway, this was painted from a photo I took on a little holiday jaunt with my good friend, Janine. The lake is the out-flow of an underground river that flows through the Jenolan caves system. The suspended limestone material that it carries gives the water an incredible opalescent jade colour.