COLORS used in this artwork are blends of raw sienna and browns.
BACKGROUND is satin eggshell.
TEXTURING is very soft and minimal, mostly appearing on the wall surrounding the picture. Notice the grouping of the five stars above and below the watering hole. They represent the constellation that makes up the Southern Cross—Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon.
SIZE 21”H x 18”W
CULTURAL INSPIRATION: From a bark painting representing a legend from Groote Eylandt ( a small island in the Gulf of Carpentaria), comes this decorative scene showing the “Southern Cross”. The description of this particular drawing is a water hole surrounded by frogs, which went into the sky and became stars, such as the Southern Cross.