Violet Crumble, Wallaby Rocks, Sofala, NSW, 2015, oil on canvas, 200 x 100 cm.
This wall of rock at Sofala, in the Central NSW Tablelands, has a distinctive honeycomb weathering. Its surreal afternoon shadows conjured up thoughts of a Hoadley’s Violet Crumble bar that I ate as a child. Being one of Australia’s oldest confectionaries, over 100 years, this chocolate- coated honeycomb is part of our Australian ‘landscape’. I painted Wallaby Rocks as a gigantic Violet Crumble – a sweet taste of Nature.
The various studies below were made to support this work.
Wallaby Rocks IV, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 34 cm.
Wallaby Cliffs Abstraction 1, 2015, acrylic on canvas board, 30.5 x 30.5 cm.
Experimenting with natural grids
Wallaby Rocks Sofala NSW, pastel on paper, 59.4 x 42 cm.