Daily exercises in tonal realism since February 2013; adorned with terrible puns since 2014.
Monday, 13 June 2016
Manna Gum and Mount Macedon from Pipers Creek
I agonised for some time before selecting this scene because I wanted to capture the contrast between the warm foreground manna gum and the cool blue of the distant mountain range, and it was quite difficult to find a position where both were clearly visible. That said, the beauty of painting is that I need not have gummed up the works by labouring over scene selection: I could have simply moved mountains.