Outback Washday by Cary McAulay

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I dedicate this painting to all of the women of the world who work hard every day at tasks so often unseen by their menfolk.
oil on canvas
61cm x 91cm
Original Painting Sold

Featured in the Wash Day Group

Cary has been painting professionally since 1986. Cary has won many Art Awards all over Australia, ranging from The Portland Art Prize, the Bendemeer Art Prize (twice), first in the Acrylic section at the Nanango Art Exhibition and the Woodford Art Prize(winner advanced artist section).
“With my art, I focus on the beauty of our environment and our effect we have upon the natural world.”

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  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBluealmost 5 years ago
    The colours are so vibrant Gus and you have created the spirit of washday very well. Nothing worse than a smack in the chops with a wet sheet on a windy day hahahaha. Superb artisty mate :)
  • Thank you again and yes that does hurt doesn’t it?!? :o)

    – Cary McAulay

  • banrai
    banraialmost 5 years ago

    fine image

  • Thanks :o)

    – Cary McAulay

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaalmost 5 years ago

    Great painting and great heart of you, Cary. Yes, there are lots of unseen work behind us in this world. We should paint them and only true artist can paint them.

  • yes I think that is why we artists are here…we are the poets of paint!

    – Cary McAulay

  • ashesofgold
    ashesofgoldalmost 5 years ago

    fantastic work……and a great thought….

  • Thank you :o)

    – Cary McAulay

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacalmost 5 years ago

    What a fantastic painting…. love the colours, composition and the thought behind it… I think washing is one of the most thankless tasks…… : ))

  • Yes my Mum always reminds me of that work done by women…the boiler…the ringer…the heavy loads etc. we have it easy these days! I am building a washing machine hooked up to a push bike on a frame….get fitter and wash at the same time! (I do the washing and cooking in our household as I am a ‘house hubby’ my partner has the 9-5 job, me I am self employed as an artist, so I can time manage my days!) now I know how much work it is!!! :o)

    – Cary McAulay

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacalmost 5 years ago

    Ha… if you build that contraption and it works… then I really take my hat off to you for time management!!! Whoever said there was no time for fitness and work…. lol! I’m not sure the idea would take off though…….. ;-P

  • yeah I am hoping that the bike doesn’t take off when I get on it ! that could be embarrassing ! ;o)

    – Cary McAulay

  • Sandra  Sengstock-Miller
    Sandra Sengst...almost 5 years ago

    Great art and humour. White sheets in that soil you would be joking. Love it……..Sandy

  • Yes, the women of the outback need to be optimistic…these sheets probably ended up slightly pink! (come to think of it those sheets probably would dry a one end of the line by the time she has reached hanging at the other!) :o)

    – Cary McAulay

  • Sandra Guzman
    Sandra Guzmanalmost 5 years ago

    Really if she drops one of those sheets on "that’ ground…it would cause a nervous brakedown in that poor woman…!
    Lovely painting!!

  • Thank you for your kind comment… :o)

    – Cary McAulay

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the Feature! I am really excited about it ! ;-)))))))))))))))))

    – Cary McAulay

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 4 years ago

    Great sweeping sky and strong colours! Congratulations!

  • Wow, Thanks so much!

    – Cary McAulay

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