Hills NW of Mannum

71 x 61 cms  2002

On the way home from Sydney we flew over our property and then the hills that I have painted so frequently, all highlighted by the late afternoon sunlight. For those who know the area, it's between Walker Flat and Mount Pleasant in S Australia. With a lot of luck, the photos I took all came out well. I did the painting for no other reason than that I wanted to.

I painted the frame onto the canvas because I needed not only the feeling of looking down through something and the plane window was downright ugly, but also the composition needed to be held together, there being no verticals around.

Also, patterns are fun and it's good to have a break.

**There is a comparison of my treatment of the Mount Lofty Ranges on the Compare Hills Page.

Hills NW of Mannum