88: Lake Dobson
Lake Dobson – Inspired by memories of Lake Dobson, Mt Field National Park, Tasmania. Timeless, cold, mysterious – and hearing out of the silence the sounds of a platypus.
Quite a dynamic tonal abstract-like painting with a reduced and muted colour palette using its contrast of tones to attract the viewer. These must operate in the right places within a painting and the bilateral composition uses contrasting tree trunks to join, meld and link the otherwise uniform background together. There is just enough/the right amount of lighter colour and tone in both the water and sky to give a sense of light. Again this is a memorable painting because of its initial impact and the ability to hold the viewers attention. It’s a painting that, over its lifetime, will always draw the viewer in.