Drawings Done En Plein Air From Travels Around The Country.
“My drawings represent the journeys which I take. They are records of my adventures where I find inspiration for my paintings, sometimes the drawing becomes an end in itself” – Sandra Blackburne
These original drawings and paintings have been worked in acrylic on cotton paper during travels throughout Australia. Love of painting has taken me many miles, sometimes with fellow artists and special friends, sometimes with patient family and sometimes alone. There is the discovery always of new things which act as inspiration for larger paintings, though these smaller drawings and paintings are often an end in themselves.
The journey can be as close as the local park, or it can be across the country or across the world. It can be a 13 hour journey to Broken Hill and Fowlers Gap in central Australia; or flooded cane fields in northern NSW; or the Kimberley with its ancient rock paintings and magnificent landscape of impossible colours. The scars of the Hill End gold diggings with their iconic cottages is a journey back in time and closer to home, the lovely beaches of Hawkes Nest and Seal Rocks are also nearby along the east coast. All of them engender the excitement I feel when I see something which I just have to get down on paper. (source: sandrablackburne.com/journeys)