Pilbara & Marble Bar Paintings

Ken's paintings from the North West of Western Australia. Landscapes around the Coongan River and Marble Bar, and portraits of stockmen and their teams from Pilbara & outback sheep & cattle stations.

Coongan River Afternoon Ken Rasmussen

Coongan River Afternoon

Oil on Board Painting
Dimensions 640 × 840 mm
D64

The Marble Bar on the Coongan River, north western Australia.

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The Marble Bar Ken Rasmussen

The Marble Bar

Oil on Board Painting
Dimensions 640 × 840 mm
X36

This painting is about that feeling of looking out at the ridges and hills and peaks and how that view tends to soften in the distance. It’s an enticing landscape to wander in. At the right time of the year, when there’s water, it is as fun and full of interest as a theme park.

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Coongan River at Marble Bar

Coongan River at Marble Bar

Oil on Board Painting
Dimensions 640 × 840 mm
G22

The Marble Bar is the area in the middle and the Marble Bar Pool is there too. It’s absolutely wonderful to swim there. It’s so lovely to sit and look up at those hills with the different colours, the reflections in the water and those nibbling spangled perch.

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Spring At The Marble Bar

Spring At The Marble Bar

Oil on Board Painting
Dimensions 640 × 840 mm
J56

This is the Marble Bar, in north west Australia. Flying Fox Pool is there in the background. There’s a flying fox post from the actual flying fox that’s there. The spinifex produces a stalk that’s over a metre high, with seeds at the top. It waves in the breeze and it’s a wonderful sight.

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The Marble Bar Over The Coongan Ken Rasmussen

The Marble Bar Over The Coongan

Oil on Board Painting
Dimensions 640 × 840 mm
C76

The Marble Bar on the Coongan River, north western Australia.

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Marble Bar Reflection Ken Rasmussen

Marble Bar Reflection

Oil on Board Painting
Dimensions 640 × 840 mm
X83

The light here is really bright and the colours are vivid. It’s a funny feeling to stand in the dark shadows and to look out into the intensity of the stunning landscape with its Snappy Gums. I found the feeling of being there overwhelming and powerful. It is such an impressive place that leaves you feeling elated, especially at dawn and dusk.

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Stockmen, oil painting by Ken Rasmussen

The Working Team

Oil on Board Painting
Dimensions 425 × 305 mm
G67

You only have to see a stockman, his horse and working dog to see what a connected team they are. These dogs are such a such an endearing mix of character, competence and companionship. I’ve tried to capture the happiness of a working dog doing exactly what they are bred for.

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The Working Party by Ken Rasmussen

The Working Party

Oil on Board Painting
Dimensions 580 × 770 mm
D97

The Working Team. Rider, horse, kelpie. The working team of the Australian Cattle and Wool industry. Unframed.

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