This painting began as an exploration of earthy colours, the colours inspired by an old stone wall, weathered rocks with their cracks and crevices. As I cycle around the Glebe foreshore, I found myself wondering about the old boats anchored and dinghies propped up on shore. Weathered and in need of new paint, these were relics of the past, representing transportation from another era when the Parramatta River was used to move goods and people for work. Now the river represents a place for recreation. These old boats seem seldom used, becoming more useful as foreground interest to a sunset photo across the water. Here, the old dinghy is revered. With all its potential to take us across the river, from bay to bay, save us in times of flooding and remind us of a much slower, more measured daily existence. With this painting I imagined life on the water and wanted to capture the daily changing of the sky and the colours reflecting back off the water.
Glebe Foreshore - Lyn Milne
- 41 x 51 cm