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"The Drinks Are On The Donkey 2" by Michael Jones

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Acrylic on Stretched Linen 500mm x 400mm.
A Commissioned painting, from a kind lady, who has held a candle for this image for the last 14years after she first saw a very similar image of mine in the Horizon Gallery, Silverton, NSW. she eventually contacted the gallery and obtained my details and organised this commission.
The client has seen this painting, I received an email, the first word was WOW!!! so I guess she likes it.
The painting depicts the ‘goings on’ after the rain which has accumulated on top of ‘The Donkey’, which is the hot water system for the shearer’s quarters,
consisting of a wood burning stove, which has an internal water jacket, which, when fired up, heats the water, which is then stored in the small corrugated iron tank on a stand above the shower block, this one in particular is from ‘Eldee Station’, north of Broken Hill, NSW.


  • Carole Elliott
    Carole Elliottabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic Bro!! I’m sure she will be really thrilled with it :) xx

  • Hey, thanks Sis, well I hope so, it is very similar to the image which she first saw. cheers, #:^?

    – Michael Jones

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 3 years ago

    2 November 2011
    Please be sure to enter the challenge at the end of November for this lovely feature.

  • Wow, thanks for featuring my painting, cheers, M

    – Michael Jones

  • wormink
    worminkabout 3 years ago

    great image

  • Many thanks guys, cheers, M

    – Michael Jones

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago


  • Well thank you, I just redeived an email from the lady, the first word was……WOW!!! so I guess she likes it. cheers, M

    – Michael Jones

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeabout 3 years ago

  • Hey thanks for the feature Beatrice, sorry I didn’t acknowledge this earlier, but I have just been far too busy, cheers, M

    – Michael Jones

  • roza50
    roza50about 3 years ago

  • many thanks for the feature, cheers, M

    – Michael Jones

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 3 years ago

    You do these so well, Michael!

  • Hey Mel, nice to hear from you, many thanks. cheers.

    – Michael Jones

  • Christine Clarke
    Christine Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant work! What a great story, and congratulations, so great to see something essentially Australian without the usual cliches, I am looking forward to browsing your portfolio.

  • G’day Christine, nice to have you drop by, thank you for your lovelly comment, cheers,

    – Michael Jones

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    This is absolutely delightful Michael. You have caught the antics of those squabbling corellas so well!!!

  • Hey Lynda, sorry it has taken so long to thank you for the comments, but I am so busy with renovations to my house, it is taking all my time and energy, I really need to get it finished, so thanks for the comments, cheers M

    – Michael Jones

  • scallyart
    scallyartalmost 3 years ago

    Great interesting work.

  • many thanks for the kind words, sorry I haven’t thanked you earlier, cheers, M

    – Michael Jones

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