Mt Walker Series No 3 – View of Mt Walker (85.5 x 59 cm)
In this Australian landscape, the artist created soft outdoor light and energy by using soft, yellow-green colours that reflect light.
The focal point of the painting is the meandering stream that flows from a blue-purple, coloured Mt Walker. The mountain has been placed just off centre at one of the four ‘eyes’ of the canvas, and this appeals to the viewer’s eye.
The upright stand of pink-violet, trunked trees on the slope, is in contrast to the flat plain of ‘stippled’ (dotted) grass on the left side of the painting. The darker green close to the creek, helps separate one ‘stippled’ patch from another, and gives strength to the meandering stream. It also shows that the grass near the creek, is fresh and young.
Techniques used in this painting are similar to those used by French, and more importantly, Australian Impressionist painters, who specialized in portraying the effects of fleeting light on their canvasses.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed. Tree cut off in framing)