Oil Paint on wood
Signed with a certificate of authenticity.
The Twelve Apostles was painted from one of my many photos on one of our road trip around Australia.
“ The iconic golden cliffs and crumbling pillars of the Twelve Apostles can be found 7km east of Port Campbell. They are protected by the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park which covers 7500ha and runs along 17km of stunning coastline. As well as the above water beauty the park protects some of Victoria’s most dramatic underwater scenery. Spectacular arches, canyons, fissures, gutters and deep sloping reefs make up the environment below the waves. Wild and powerful waves of the Southern Ocean constantly pound the coastline which has shaped the area into what you see today.
The remarkable underwater structures provide a complex foundation for magnificent habitats including kelp forests and colourful sponge gardens.
Many animals prosper both above and below the water including seabirds, seals, lobsters, reef fish and sea spiders. The intertidal and shallow subtidal reefs are known to have the greatest diversity of invertebrates on limestone reef in Victoria.
Marine mammals, such as whales, are also known to visit the area. Patient visitors after dark or in the early morning may see Little Penguins which nest in caves below the Twelve Apostles” Extract from Parks Victoria.
I have in my part tried to capture the beauty of this magnificent Coast Line.
The painting took approximately four weeks to paint and I throughly enjoyed every minute of it.
The palett for this painting is limited to cerelum blue, titanium white, rose madder, lemon yellow, French ultramarine, cadmium scarlet, yellow ochre, Burt Siena, veridan green
Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cobalt Blue , Burnt Umba.
25/11/20 This painting has been re worked giving it a more vibrant sunset and ocean. Only the sky and ocean was re worked.
The Painting is Varnished