This painting depicts the clay and stone cliffs downstream from Euston in the Victorian Mallee on a Murray River Billabong. Mallee scrub lines the rock strewn bank. (The scrub timber and rocks were the building material used by the early pioneers with many of these building still standing today). Billabongs seldom flow (except when the river floods) hence the water is usually brown and blackish. A big Australian sky floats over this tranquil scene. Billabongs are a haven for fish, yabblies and water birds, including the Australian pelican.
River clay is of many hues and was used by the original Australians in their beautiful bark paintings.
120 x 180cm $8,500.00