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By Frances McMahon

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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A painting of enormous complexity and difficulty, this private commission took some 170 hours and 8 months to complete.

With the exception of the airbrushed sky, the background is entirely brushed in, using a technique I have developed over the last few years - getting it looking out of focus. I think the star of the show is the gnarly old gum tree in the background!

Titled "Heatwave" as the reference photos were taken during one. The setting is about 50 metres from my previous place, and you can see tyre tracks in the grasses where folks sometimes go "four wheel driving" out the back.

As an artist, I find endless inspiration in my own backyard. No need to travel to exotic locations to find wonderful subject matter.

Private Commission. 2014.
Clients from Ontario, Canada.

Now available as a very low print run of only 10 LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINTS.
Printed on archival 300gsm Portfolio Rag.

Signed and numbered by the artist.
Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Please note: Print is UNFRAMED and will be delivered ROLLED in a postal cylinder.


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