Pastel on Colourfix paper (Terracotta) – 70cm x 50cm
Myself and a friend sat beside the Goulburn on a glorious morning and painted this scene. She used watercolour whilst I used pastel. After a BIG morning’s work we went to a nearby restaurant for some lunch. I wondered why I was receiving strange glances, and then Liz pointed out that I had pastel around my eyes and a few streaks around my neck and that I resembled a giant panda!!!! I am slowly forgiving her! She could have told me before we went in!
The Goulburn Bridge, which is constructed of timber, has fallen into disrepair and has been the subject for many paintings by our local art group. There were rumours that it would be demolished! We held an exhibition last year devoted to the bridge, to raise funds for its conservation. There are now plans to add it to the walking track which runs beside the river.
After I got it framed I hung this painting in the restaurant, and it sold within a few days.
Featured in the ‘Contemporary Pastel Painters’ group – March 2009
Featured in the Hand Painted or Drawn Buildings & Architecture group – July 2009
Featured in Realist Paintings About Water group – July 2009
Featured in An Outcast Somewhere – Jan 2010