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After The Flood - Ovens River

Description : After the Flood- Ovens River' was painted en plein air sitting beside the Ovens River in the early morning. The river was still very full after recent flooding and a lot of the gum trees had their feet in the water. The banks were muddy and there were lots of fallen branches and sticks in the water. The sun was shining and it was very peaceful sitting beside the river watching the water flow by and listening to the birds. An occasional dog walker or cyclist would stop to have a chat. A unique moment in time captured in paint. This painting was my entry in the inaugural Paint Presto Wangaratta event.

NRN # : 000-1908-0323-01

DIMENSIONS : (Height - 30.00 cm X Width - 45.00 cm )

Medium on Base : Oil on Wood

Genre : Landscape

Status : Sold


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Copyright : © Moyra Le Blanc Smith



Moyra has a passion for painting the Australian Bush. She loves everything about the Australian landscape, whether it’s the beautiful greens of the ferns and paddocks of the Otways Ranges near her home, or the turquoise water and creamy coloured sand of Australia’s beaches. The reds, ochres and soft greens of the outback to gnarled old gum trees clinging to life on a creek bank or reflected in water are a constant source of inspiration.

The garden too, is a great place to find colours, textures and shapes and flowers are often painted outside.

For the past 17 years, Moyra has been painting and loves to experiment with new ideas, new technologies in paint chemistry, colour mixing, design principles, subject matter and more. The strong, vibrant colours of Australia’s outback under a bright cerulean blue sky is one of the most loved subjects. The light and colour combinations of red rocks, blue sky, gum trees and reflections in water, along with Australian animals and birds are special favourites.

A love of plein air (outdoors) painting has developed whilst camping out around Australia. Moyra finds the experience of painting outdoors overwhelms the senses and enables colours and shapes to be captured in a way that is less possible in the studio. So she aims to increasingly spend more time painting outdoors. Highlighting the fragility of our natural world and the need to preserve it for future generations is Moyra's goal. With the constant challenge of striving to capture the essence of the Australian bush she hopes that by painting natural subjects of great beauty she can help to bring an awareness of the environmental concerns facing Australia. 

Moyra works in oil paint as she loves the colours, textures and 'feel' of the paint. The landscapes and gum trees are done in traditional oil painting style. Continuously researching new ideas and trying different techniques, compositions, subjects, and colours, Moyra's style is always evolving.Her home/gallery is located on the Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong in Victoria, Australia. She may be contacted by email through her website and her art may be viewed on request. Moyra’s art is available for sale on-line at

Artshow: Geelong Art Society Members Bequest Show
Title: Mambray Creek Gums (b)
Award: Best Oil/Acrylic
Artshow: Edrington Grand Art Exhibition 2017
Title: Pink Waterlily
Award: Highly Commended
Artshow: Paint Presto
Title: Shadows On The Bank - Ovens River
Award: First Highly Commended
Prize: 200 + Art Book
Artshow: Bellarine Agricultural Show
Title: Storm Over Gibsons Steps
Award: Third Best Oil/Acrylic










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