Mt Arawang with dogs

Mt Arawang with dogs, November 2022
Oil on plywood panel
60cm x 62cm x 40cm

This painting is a combination of two separate trips up Mt Arawang. One on the edge of a thunderstorm and one with dogs.
I wanted the painting to feel like an illustration of a fairytale, and not particularly realistic. Why? I’m not sure, but that’s the vibe I was going for.
Vibe seems to be an expression of the moment which stands in for a whole lot of other emotions that we are unable, or too lazy to define. 
Maybe it’s because the Great Danes often look quite comical and like cows when they are snuffling around eating grass. 

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