915mm x 1220mm
acrylic on canvas, framed
The late afternoon light glancing the rugged mountains at Arkaroola creates spectacular moments and enduring memories. Anticipating Arkaroola is more of a memory than any particular place at Arkaroola. Painted in an inspired session, in response to a previous painting of Brachia Gorge in the Southern Flinders Ranges, Anticipating Arkaroola captures the magic of the moment and is archytypical of Arkaroola.
"With the work, I did something unusual, it was a wet, humid day so the acylic paint stayed workable far longer than usual allowing me to control and blend and colour in a way that's more akin to working with oils. The resulting image has a mystery and magic that captures the essence of Arkaroola".