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    Posted 9 years ago

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    ((First I would like to say THIS!! is not a photograph..:-)....I had no idea were to categorize this as there wasn't an art hence "photographs"..I am presuming CW will change and will be interested to see to were...:-/..))

    I would like to share with you one of my favourite paintings…

    Before we moved to New Zealand from Australia we used to collect Australian Aboriginal art… well! my husband did, I really liked them but was more into Boyd pottery some of which I have posted.

    What I love about them is the naivety and the bright almost gaudy (tango ;) colours that were sometimes used, when you first see them you think a child could do that but when you really!!!... look at them they are exceptionally well done and the colours are like that in Australia, bright and colourful. They are all done in watercolours and are of outback central Australia.

    This one was done by Clem Abbott, who was just one!!.... of the great artists that came out of the famous ‘Hermannsburg School of Aboriginal Artists’… his work is in the style of Albert Namatjira and his followers..he was born in1939 and died 1989.

    The painting is dated ‘Feb 88’ and signed in the right hand corner, it would have been one of his last paintings….and I think it is wonderful.

    The third photo is another painting we have and is painted by Peter Tjutjatja Taylor another one of my favourite paintings.

    At the forefront is a Ghost Gum, a native tree found in central and northern areas of Australia. The Ghost Gum, (white) hence its given name by the local Aborigines and has significant 'Mythological" importance to the culture of the Aboriginal people.

    Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy them….:-)


    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      Penny, gorgeous share! And Great read! XOXOX
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Love them, INKY!!!
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      my uncle's house in South Yarra [near melbourne] had many paintings by Albert Namatjira in it. i remember them very fondly!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 9 years ago
      You are fortunate to have these wonderful paintings Inky. As you say they are deceptive in their naivety
      So sad their lives are so short.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 9 years ago
      Really love these Inky :)......beautiful works of art !
    6. Moonhill Moonhill, 9 years ago
      I love your paintings...very much.
    7. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 9 years ago
      Both are wonderful inky!!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      stunning inky darling!!
    9. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Moonstonelover21 for your lovely comments and love ....:-)

      Also thans to...
      Justanovice and AmberRose....:-)
    10. Ulysses_8 Ulysses_8, 9 years ago
      Great piece. I found one last year on my birthday. It's by Landara, AN's son-in-law. I'll post it for you.
    11. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Ulysses_8...would love to see it....we too have one by Benjamin Landara!....:-)
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Really nice piece of work. The name sounds familiar.
    13. Ulysses_8 Ulysses_8, 9 years ago
      Yes, Benjamin Landara, that's it. It's a simple one, I'll load it up tomorrow.
    14. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 9 years ago
      Thank you for introducing me to this school of artists. I really enjoy the work you shared here. I look forward to learning and seeing more. The way the texture of the trees, rocks and plant life is painted is really intriguing. It is such passionate work. It makes me want to run to the airfield and get a flight to Australia. Thank you Inky.
    15. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Thank you everyone for all the loves and the wonderful comments!...:-)
    16. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Many thanks tom61375 - smiata - kerry10456 and Lisa-lighting....:-)
    17. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      Remarkable, lovely, powerful!!! Bravo!!! : o
    18. Vermont, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the link, so many beautiful shots of the mountain. Thanks for the invite, perhaps one day I'll make it to New Zealand...O' the fun to be had with the mountains and the trout!
    19. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks to everyone for the loves and comments!...:-)
    20. inky inky, 6 years ago
    21. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      these are just lovely Penny , the gost gum trees remind me of our white birches up here ...just sweet
    22. inky inky, 3 years ago
      Yes!..I can see why they would...thanks my lovely friend..:-)
    23. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      i have a packet of these by Clem Abbot too. i got them when i went to high school in Australia in 1980.
    24. inky inky, 3 years ago
      Lucky you ho2cultcha..we have quite a few by different artists, love them!..:-)

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