Pastel on Canson Mi Teinte Tex Paper – 75cm x 55cm
This is the Goulburn River, near Seymour, Victoria, Australia. The Ekberg family owned a property with a large area of river frontage, part of which formed an island in the middle of the river – hence the title.
My friend and fellow Bubbler, Greg Pastoll, wrote this poem to go with this painting!!!
The orb that bastes the southern sky
With glare enough to fry the eye
Is halted by the friendly leaf
And water flowing, gives relief.
Of bouncing, dancing light and shade
such monuments to art are made.
The river muse, in one grand sweep
Has given us a jewel to keep.
Featured in Painted Nature & Object – May 2013