- November 20, 2007
Chamberlain Gorge – Reflections
This gorge is at the northern end on the Chamberlain River at El Questro Station – age old sandstone rocks are stacked haphazardly one on top of the other…not sure by whom?…to form some very impressive cliffs. However the overwhelming experience of this gorge is…silence despite the rugged harshness and beauty of the place. The only sounds to be heard are the intermittent calls of the birds ricocheting of the walls and the water.
The colours are mesmerising – red oxide, yellow oxide, yellow and orange, to various purples, contrasting with the dark shadows and the colour of the water – seemingly black because of the effect of the stillness and the shadow of the gorge wall but nonetheless highlighted with the purple, red and yellow colours reflected, mirror like, from above. The colours intensify too, at sunrise and in the late afternoon as the glorious sunlight glows off the cliff walls. The shadow at the top of the painting is an entrance to a large protected gallery that houses some of the world’s most ancient rock art…this is a very special place, unique to the Kimberley Region.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 90cms X 60cms – Framed
Completion Date: November 2007