On a wonderful day in NE NSW, we were fortunate to come across these three locals. They were not in the least bit interested in our presence and continued watching something hiding in the grasses. There was nothing hurried. Life was good and they were in the prime of life. So comfortable and safe, they were obviously used to tourists and happily posed for a number of photographs before heading off into the trees nearby. There they seemed to be telling jokes about us as their loud, laughing calls came forth with gusto.
Later that day I spent time with sketches to try to recreate that wonderful moment. I am feeling rather pleased with the resulting acrylic painting.