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Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005


Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005
122 cm x 73 cm, oil paints over acrylic paints on board.
Date produced: 2nd August 2009, while living at Linden Park (2007-2009).

With this image/design, I am trying to express the enjoyment and spectacles of being on the banks of Lake Albert (near the Coorong in South Australia). It’s an excellent place for watching majestic clouds over vast expanses of fresh water, seeing the pale blue Mount Lofty mountain range on the other side of Lake Alexandrina, and the lush lakeside banks nearby.

My wife and I had been going to Meningie on Lake Albert every few months or so. It was our favourite spot to go to to get away to somewhere relaxing and recharging.

This was based on one of many experiments produced on my computer using a small number of interacting rectangles of colour gradients. I made use of a yellow border to suggest the sunlight in the scenery - something I used in my oil paintings from about 25 years ago. The strip of pinky purple at the bottom was something that I somehow ‘felt like adding for the expression of the area’. After I saw it a few times, I realised that it is also suggestive of “The Pink Lake” that is nearby.

 

Detail 1:

Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005 - Detail 1

 

Detail 2:

Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005 - Detail 2

 

Detail 3:

Lake Albert, Meningie, as it was in 2005 - Detail 3

 


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