This painting is about the hot Australian summer. In the middle of summer, if you can find a little water, like a slow stream, which is usually starting to run quite dry at this time of year, it is always a little oasis in the middle of the Australian bush. As a child I can remember catching tadpoles in the small puddles of water and taking them home and being fascinated as they grew tails and turned into beautiful green tree frogs. I love the light that always comes through the trees too - just a special wonderland in summer.
Keywords: oil painting, canvas, landscape, contemporary, Summer, Australian