Friday, November 26, 2021

On the road again

From Lake Lascelles we drove to Patchewollock to see the Silo there
The subject is a local farmer Nick "Noodle" Hulland. The painter Fintan Magee thought Nick was typical of the local farmers. Nick farms sheep and grain.
From there we went to Lascelles   we had a minor engine panic, I think I flooded it as I started it and the engine light came on. We googled it and someone else had had the same problem and were told to continue driving. So off to Lascelles we went
The silos here are painted by Rone, his subjects were Geoff and Marilyn Horman, part of a family that has lived and farmed in the area for four generations.
When we turned the motor home engine on here no engine light!! Wahoo!! I felt so much happier!!
Our next stop was Sealake
loved the colours on this one. This is painted by Melbourne based artist Adenate,  he uses his art to tell the stories of the Aboriginal Australians.
This was at the back of one of the shops.

From here we went out to Lake Tyrell  a shallow salt lake known for its reflective surface, it was too windy for reflections when we were there but we saw lots of salt!

shame I didn't have a jar I could have brought some home! Only kidding!
We had hoped to stay at Sealake but the camping area was full in the powered section so we carried on to Green Lake a bit south. 
Today we are driving again, we stopped to look for a geocache on the way at the sight of the rabbit and dog fence that was constructed here many years ago. The fence is no longer used. This is the last piece remaining.
First Silo for the day was at Nuawil  painted by Smug. This shows the farmer and his kelpie.
Next we stopped for lunch at St Arnaud  these paintings are on buildings and big water tanks at the train station. I dont know who painted them.
We found another Silo partially completed in Avoca, this is Silo #47. The artist is from Warnambool and the ground, parts of the owl and the night sky will glow in the dark when it is completed 

Next photo is the artists impression of the finished Silo.
We are staying at Lake Burrumbeet near Bsllarat for the next two nights, at the moment there is a howling wind blowing and rain is threatening.  I guess some stitching will be done.
Happy stitching.


marina said...

what stunning silo paintings, thank you for sharing your travels with us...

Maria said...

I’m enjoying seeing all the beautiful painted silos, sheds and buildings….
Pleased all was okay with the camper….

ButterZ said...

Wow. It has been amazing seeing these silos in your photos. There are so many talented people and this is a joy to share with everyone. Thanks Sue.

Karen's Korner said...

You have certainly seen some amazing art work and covered a lot of countryside.

Fiona said...

A fun trip and lots to see... brave you with the engine light... thank goodness for Mr Google to help...

Julie said...

Just amazing & So cool Sue .. that artwork just seems to come alive!!

Susan said...

Some wonderful art work on the silos. Stay dry - stay safe!
thanks for the pics - I'll probably never see them for real!

Pamela said...

What a fun trip! The paintings are amazing.

Ondrea said...

I have only just caught up with your lovely posts. Such amazing artwork everywhere! Stay safe and enjoy the scenery.

Cheryll said...

Thanks for taking me along... I really enjoyed it...xox