This is one of my first paintings from our June/July Holiday road trip of Central West Queensland.
I was a very brave girl, driving this trip all on my own, with the company of my 2 daughters.
For my 'overseas friends', this road trip can be very lonely. You're looking at 100 to 300 kilometres (sometimes more!) from town to town, and not much in between. Sometimes not even passing another vehicle....except the odd road train, semi-trailers with upto 5 trailers...now they're a challenge to overtake. And then there's the wildlife to watch out for....kangaroos, emus, camels, flocks of birds, and then there is the crows & eagles, picking at the poor dead animals on the road....it certainly was an experience. It might not be everyone's idea of a holiday, but we thoroughly enoyed it. The colours are amazing, there's some beautiful places, it's just you gotta drive so far to find them. lol
'Hey! What about Me?'
oil on stretched canvas
70 x 55cm
(Mt Isa region)