Friday, April 16, 2010

Painting : The Navvies

I found some photo's in my Nanna's Collection that I wanted to use as the subject for a painting.  These workers were known as the "Navvies" and went out into the Goldfields Outback to maintain the train lines.  I can't begin to imagine how hard the work must have been.  It really makes me appreciate my Grandparents.

These photos are dated 1923.

I used paper collage and acrylic on MDF for this painting.

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