This is a drawing of the side of one of the hills in the Helena and Aurora Range in the Goldfields of Western Australia. This area is an extraordinary place to visit – it’s a range of ancient banded ironstone rocks that are home to a wide variety of birds and plants. It has the feeling of Karajini in the Pilbara, but on a smaller scale – and it’s only four hours drive from Perth. The Helena and aurora Range has recently been protected from proposed mining and it’s hoped it will become a National Park in the future. It certainly would be a wonderful park.
In my drawing I tried to show the small trees and grasses and their shadows that cover a steep hillside of one of the hills in the range. It’s a small work in pencil on paper with a wash of colour in the background.