3200 pixels x 2075 pixels.
Date produced: 12th January 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). Its 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. The whole area has changed dramatically over the last 2 years, with a drought and poor management. The lake is now mostly dry lake bottom. The many pelicans that lived on the lake have left.
This is 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.