Desert Ladies

As Violet and Una Teague get closer to Central Australia, Violet creates some stunning abstractions using the colours and shapes around her.

Watercolour seems to suit the desert. You can’t imagine using something heavy like oil paint in this environment.

| Violet Teague,Untitled Desert Vista, Hermannsburg Sketchbook, 1933, State Library of Victoria |

| Violet Teague, Untitled Desert Landscape, Hermannsburg Sketchbook, 1933, State Library of Victoria |

| Violet Teague, Untitled Dead Mulga Trees, Hermannsburg Sketchbook, 1933, State Library of Victoria |

Julia Ritson

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