Paintings of the Australian Bush
‘The Red Barn – Bellarine Rail Trail’ Moyra Le Blanc Smith
New Year’s Day and it was a gorgeous, warm, summer morning. I took my plein air painting box out onto the Bellarine rail Trail and spent a blissful couple of hours painting this warm, summer scene.
Australian Landscape Paintings
I love to create Australian landscape paintings close to home in Geelong and further afield in the Australian Outback such as the Flinders Ranges and the Northern Territory. My work includes gum trees, rivers, gorges, mountain ranges and rural landscapes. A special favourite is a combination of gum trees and water, or gum trees set against rugged rock gorges. I have traveled extensively around Australia, painting outdoors which has enabled me to learn to capture the colours, shapes and forms of the Australian Bush. I am continuously striving to capture the ‘feeling’ of the bush scenes, hoping to bring viewers the experience of the heat, soft breezes, strong wind, the sound of birdsong, babbling rivers and buzzing flies. The plein air painting informs the studio paintings and many of them are later worked into larger, more detailed paintings on returning home.
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