I’m sharing a few pics from our trip to the magnificent Kenney Range National Park last weekend. Once we were given the green light to travel within our region I was keen to escape to this remote slice of wilderness to slow down and become immersed in nature with Scott and my paints. So off we choofed 250 kms inland (as far as the crow flies).
We arrived in time to set up camp and peacefully watch Kennedy Range become a majestic silhoutte against soft pastel colours in the big outback desert sky.
The next morning I lugged my oil paints into Temple Gorge and found a spot in the shade of Mulga scrub to set up a bush studio. It was humbling to be in a landscape dating back some 250 million years and once under the ocean. Keen to capture the earthy colours in the sandstone escarpment I immersed myself in painting colour studies while flicking ants from the canvas. These studies meld with my memories when I’m back in the studio. They take me back to being in that place and time. Like seeds they grow into larger completed paintings.
Over the coming months I look forward to sharing with you a series of new paintings which I’ll soon be working on, inspired by Kennedy Range. Please join my mailing list on the contact page of my website if you would like to receive previews of my new paintings straight from the easel. You can also follow my art on Instagram at sue_helmot_artist.
Stay well everyone. I’m off for a cuppa! Sue x