Karoo Preserved series, Yardley Farm 2

Bruce Backhouse
Karoo Preserved series, Yardley Farm 2
Oil on canvas
76 x 76cm

Yardley Farm near Colesberg was where I started painting the Karoo. It still belongs to a friend. My first ever decent sized watercolour lives and hangs in the farmhouse.

I have a pencil-crayon drawing of the Yardley landscape from 26 years ago that I will never sell. This I use as a fall-back reference when unsure of where to go in my next Karoo painting.
This was the case in this painting, Yardley Farm 2. I painted it in 3 days in 2012. It was shown at the Sydney Art Fair.

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