This little series I've been showing you in the past week is all from my traveling sketchbook.
I brought it with me on my recent trip to Australia to capture more purposefully (than with a camera alone) what I saw there.
I have learned that the visual memories go straight to the hard drive of my brain when I sit and draw or paint what I see.
I experience a more purposeful type of observing than with a camera alone.
This painting depicts the early evening sky in Byron Bay, New South Wales.
I've mentioned earlier how the light has a golden quality in Australia.
The clear air and angle of the sun (it's in the north of the sky) and perhaps the reflection of both a vast body of blue water and a vast body of red earth abiding peacefully side by side and cushioned with a belt of pure green .... these are my un-scientific explanations for the difference in the quality of light.
Whatever it may be .... the place is called Oz for good reason.
It's over the rainbow.