Monday, September 22, 2014

#17 for day 22: FIFO Dad

acrylic on cradled panel
This is going to be the cover of my niece's book. I know the photo could be better but the circumstances today did not lend itself to good photographic conditions. FIFO stands for Fly in Fly Out. There are many families in Western Australia who have dad's go off to work in isolated outposts for weeks at a time. This is Rory who is doing just that to support his family of 4, soon to be 5. The book will support suicide prevention.

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  1. Great colors, values and simplification of subject. It will make a wonderful book cover.

  2. Kaethe, I love the colors you have chosen here. You are doing great with the challenge..

    1. Thanks for that pep talk! You are doing wonderfully!

  3. Great painting Kaethe and how wonderful that it will be used for a book cover! I have just popped onto facebook for a look and a "like". Fantastic idea and such a special thing to do in conjunction with your niece. This FIFO thing is a very interesting slice of social history in the making. In the 60s and 70s the mining companies had to create whole towns at the mine sites which created vibrant communities of young families all in the adventure together. I don't know why they moved away from that model as I would imagine it was far more efficient and socially cohesive. I will buy a copy when it comes out!!

  4. P.S. Will you make the trip over for the launch?