brute neighbours

This is a painting from in between times.

I took some work in my brothers’ market garden in Gingin, Western Australia.

You can see the lush melons and the watery treatment of flickering sprinklers. Across on the hill opposite you can see the bare fed out, (and up), hills resulting from overstocking, – hence the title...

There is no particular comment intended about that, but rather representation of the beauty and action that I was surrounded by. Beneath the trees there are the strange lumbering head down shapes of animals sheltering from the mid-day sun, there are the ducks and visual indication of flight overhead, and the attempt to create an overall shimmer of colour.

Brute Neighbours 1996

550mm H x 720mm W

Oil & Mixed Media

Brute Neighbours (detail)

Brute Neighbours (detail)