- December 15, 2015
Driving south from Adelaide we enter the Sellicks Beach region of the Fleurieu Peninsula – the prominent hills of the Sellicks Hill Range such as Black Hill and Sellicks Hill slowly but spectacularly make their way to the significantly cliffed coast… through the steeply eroded valleys… such as Cactus Gorge.
Situated above Sellicks Beach this very steep gorge is a popular coastal viewing point for visitors to the region. In this painting the earthy colours of the gorge predominate and contrast with the emerald blue of the Gulf St Vincent as we look west down the Gorge in the late morning light of summer.
The steep, dark, shadows become the main object of the painting as we look toward the Gulf over the local grasses, and thistles. The light and the view change colour throughout the day… and with the seasons of the year.
Medium: Acrylic on Australian Cotton
Size: Landscape 76cms x 76cms
Completion Date: February 2010