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The Gum Tree 02






The Gum Tree 02
Enamel paint on stretched canvas

600 x 450mm


" Further to the linocut of the 'Gum Tree', this image is an expansion on that theme.

" I had always wanted to experiment with enamel paints, and so with sample pots in hand, and a limited palette, I painted this image of a gum tree in late afternoon light.

"Similar to "Queenslander" and "Thuringowa Waterlillies", "Gum Tree 02" features heavy black outlines which I find appealing and which, to me, are reminiscent of Margaret Preston's woodcuts, linocuts and stencils which I admire."





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Independent Productions and Aviation Services is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS - training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.

During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.

For more information on War Art, Combat Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.