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Late Autumn afternoon Hill End by fredasurgenor Late Autumn afternoon Hill End by fredasurgenor
This painting is watercolour on paper.

I did this in response to a call for entries for an exhibition titled "Outback to Hill End" at the Royal Art Society, Sydney.

We went, over Easter, which is Autumn, down under, to Hill End itself. It's an old prospecting town, over the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.
We stayed two days, taking lots of photos and this painting came from a "gift". The sun had dropped down low and the clouds were banked up in the East. Click! one moment and I had got it! And the next moment, the magic was gone. The sun went behind more clouds.

In fact it was cloudy most of the time we were there and was disappointing in that way, because I love to paint the contrast of sun and shadow. But there was just enough sun to satisfy me, mostly morning and evening, and I may paint some more of this fascinating area.

And.................hardly a spot of water to be seen. Mind you, I did go down to the river where they used to pan for gold and got some shots in. Nothing I fancy painting yet though.

Interestingly, there are now four exploratory mines there and it looks like they will be operational in the future, still plenty of gold there.

Thank you once again for all the kind comments, faves and watches.

Freda's website: [link]
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Sellaman Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
It's strange but nice to see a timber house in that area.
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
There are a lot of them. Sofala has heaps.
The house was weatherboard painted white and stained orange by the setting sun. A brief but brilliant moment.
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Endofsecrets Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
It's very beautiful, I agree! :)
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, much appreciated.

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GalleriaAtyra Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
This is a wonderful painting. I voted you first for the contest! Good luck! :-)
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much, for the vote and the fave, most appreciated.

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Exposed in the big TAD Summer Feature!
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, I am honoured.
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ayalpinkus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful painting! I love the way you did the sky (nice approach to make it look dark), love your choice of colors, sharpness of the details, and the overall composition is really good.

Beautiful painting!
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks you so much, very appreciated.

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