Rusting in the Paddock

Rusting in the Paddock – graphite drawing, hand ground watercolour pigment, mono printing.

I photographed this piece of farm machinery in the hills around Mullumbimby when I was living there several years ago. I’m not sure what it is but I was drawn to its battered colours and its implied rural industrial purpose. It was after I moved to the tablelands before I looked at the photograph again when it seemed obvious it needed to be drawn. I made the watercolour paints using ground ochres mixed with gum Arabic and mono printed the wild grass around it.

W 45 x H 65 (Click MORE to see the full width of the artwork)