Monday, June 24, 2024

Summer Noon

Summer Noon is the 4th painting I've done overlooking the environs of Ballarat from Mount Warrenheip. For me, distances are far more compelling to paint than things seen in close-up. The vastness of a landscape beckons the eye to explore something beyond one's immediate notice. It's like space has its own mystery.

As usual, this one took around 10 sittings with a few touches in the studio. The topography is different from what it is in real life but the picture does give a true idea of the expanses around the area where I live.

Summer Noon, 2024, oil on linen, 51 x 60.75 cm