Sunday, 30 September 2007

Low Tide 2 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Low Tide 2
Painting 48/2007
29x20cm
acrylic on card
The strong breeze blows across the waterless inlet.

Low Tide 1 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson


Low Tide 1
Painting 46/2007
29x20cm
acrylic on card
The cool breeze blows across the inlet.

Night Shift by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Night Shift
Painting 45/2007
29x20cm
acrylic on card
The grasses dance in the night light.

Blue Hills by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Blue Hills
Painting 51/2007
29x20cm
acrylic on card
The contrasting colour of the land and sky is synonomous to the Australian landscape.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Magpie Lake by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson


Magpie Lake

Painting 44/2007
29x20cm
acrylic on card

Magpies are an integral part of the Australian landscape.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Sand Dune by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Sand Dune
Painting 43/2007
29x20cm
acrylic on card
Bull rushes on the edge of the sand dunes on the 80 mile beach in New Zealand.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Night Tide by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson


Night Tide
Painting 42/2007
29x20cm
acrylic on card
the energy of the night tide excites the grasses on the waters edge

Monday, 24 September 2007

Nesting by Carollyn Rhodes Thomspon


Nesting

Painting 41/2007
29x20cm
acrylic on card

bird nest in the bull rushes on the waters edge

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Kia's Glory by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Kia's Glory
Painting 38/2007
60x90cm
acrylic on canvas
bloody red sunset flooding the land

Friday, 21 September 2007

Tarquinian Stable 3 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson


Tarquinian Stable 3
Painting 37/2007
38x28cm
mixed media on card
horse in a small antiquated stable

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Tarquinian Stable 2 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Tarquinian Stable 2
Painting 33/2007
38x28cm
mixed media on card
birds fly into the barn and rest apon the horses back

Monday, 17 September 2007

Tarquinian Stable 1 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson


Tarquinian Stable 1
Painting 32/2007
38x28cm
acrylic on card
a small antiquated barn houses a solitary horse

Friday, 14 September 2007

Sunrise Site by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Sunrise Site
Painting 14/2007
acrylic on canvas
39x34cm
evidence of the struggle of nature

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Space is Freedom


Growing up in the country was something that I will always be grateful for. I was very lucky to have a freedom that is still a part of me now.

I was a daydreamer as a child. I would often find myself gazing out the window whilst in class, dreaming of the things that didn't yet exist, taking me out and into another place.
The little asbestos house that I lived in, was near a main road, miles from nowhere. At night time, because there was no traffic on the road, my brother, sister and I would lay down in the middle and look up to the sky.The stars and the moon were so big, that I felt as though I could just reach up and pluck them from the darkess.

After a bumpy ride with my father and mother, through thick malley scrub land in our old Jeep, we would arrive into even more isolation onto the edges of the massive salt lakes, climbing large rocks, searching for rare wildflowers, picking field mushrooms in paddocks, fishing on beaches that rarely saw human beings and prospecting for the elusive mineral deposits.
Standing or laying in the vast space of the salt lake of Lake King, where the land continues as far as the eye can see, in a shimmer of heat waves on a hot summers day, or being engulfed by the spectacular colours of a sunset, that floods over the land created a sense of freedom in my mind that was humbling and grounding. A feeling of belonging to it, and it to me. All one.


Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Lake Edge by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Lake Edge
Painting 8/2007
29x20cm
acrylic on card
The remnants of dead trees are scattered along the lake edge

Monday, 10 September 2007

Outback Figure by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Outback Figure
Painting 7/2007
acrylic on card
29x20cm
Dead ranches of trees on the edges of the salt lakes are a reminder of the salinity problems facing farmers in Western Australia

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Headland by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson


Headland
Painting 5/2007
mixed media on board
25x18cm
Textured blue headlands near Hopetoun

Friday, 7 September 2007

Caught Moment by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Caught Moment


Painting 3/2007

acrylic on board

70x66cm

The mother of a criminal meditating in the tranquil setting of the sunset.

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Thursday, 6 September 2007

Landmark 1 by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson

Landmark 1

Painting 02/2007
Acrylic on Card
29x21cm
Piles of rocks and dead trees are scattered

around the edges of the lakes near Lake King

Art Sold

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Sunset Glory by Carollyn Rhodes Thompson


Sunset Glory

painting 01/2008

acrylic on canvas

rocky outcrop with orange sunset

Art Sold