If you're painting a landscape and include man made objects (or people) they immediate become the focal point - human eyes zoom straight to them .
In this case , yes, it was about the mustering team heading home after a long day , but the setting was equally important -
the mountains close in on the Rainbow Valley , with huge scree slopes and tussocky ridges. I wanted to portray the tiredness of the team, the weather which might be closing in behind them and the "job done" atmosphere. Did I succeed? I hope so! Would love to hear your comments...and check out Rainbow Station next time you're on FB.
"Heading Home" - acrylic on stretched canvas 560 x 900mm , $1200