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Cliffs of Witton Bluff


Cliffs of Witton Bluff
65.5 cm x 50.5 cm, oil paints on stretched paper.
Date produced: 1986 - 1987, while living at Christies Beach (1986-1987).

Painted entirely on-site, at Witton Bluff, Christies Beach, S.A. I spent many afternoons working on this painting, out on-site. I found these particular cliffs themselves to be very rich and striking. The glow of the cliffs made the sky look very rich and quite deep in colour.

I took a photograph of the cliffs (shown below) from a similar spot to where I was sitting to do this painting, but at a slightly earlier time in the afternoon. I know that I was surprised by the result - that film seemed to “see” or be sensitive to the relationships of the tones in the cliff quite differently to the receptors in my eyes (shouldn’t have been surprising really).

 

Photo of the cliffs:

Cliffs of Witton Bluff - Photo of the cliffs

 

Detail 1:

Cliffs of Witton Bluff - Detail 1

 

Detail 2:

Cliffs of Witton Bluff - Detail 2

 

Detail 3:

Cliffs of Witton Bluff - Detail 3

 


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