Spring frost

This artwork is one of the most popular paintings in the Gallery. The artist – Elioth Gruner – painted it in a farm paddock in Emu Plains and had to wrap his legs in sacks to protect him from the cold, frosty air.

  • Travel to this farm paddock.
  • Look closely at the farmer. Notice his pink ears in the cold morning air. Can you see the breath of the cows?
  • Observe how the light is coming through the trees and creating long shadows. Can you spot the farmhouse hidden in the trees?
  • Draw what you think the farmhouse looks like.