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By Blackbutt Creek

Recently a lovely couple asked me to make for them a large painting of a track through some gorgeous bush which they love, particularly where it crosses Blackbutt Creek. Commissioned work is exciting because I make a painting about the people who commission it. We got to know each other a bit, went for a walk together to share their experience of the place, and then I visited the bush again after rain. Gorgeous. Then onto a huge canvas "By Blackbutt Creek" emerged.

Tonight it went to its new home. The painting changes with different lighting, creating different moods and looking like different times of day. It looked very happy in its new setting and I will visit it again some day when it is in its final position.

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By Blackbutt Creek ~ Kerry Thompson
Acrylics on canvas - 153 x 101cm