After a very frustrating morning dealing with a courier over a UK delivery gone wrong I threw myself into finishing yesterdays painting …. and here it is.
I ‘m pleased with the distant boat as it gives some perspective and I like the hint of white against all that blue and green.
But I’m not sure if the foreground water needs something else.
.. and the trees were a bit of a trial!
Love to hear what you think of it.
Living on an island has meant I’ve had a long love affair with the coast. Tasmania has some wonderful mountains, lakes and rainforests and I’ve walked many a wilderness track over the years with stunning scenery and seemingly endless mountain top views but it’s always the coast that draws me back time and again.
Beach Path – pastel
Freycinet – pastel
Shoreline – Pastel
My earliest holiday memories are of riding in the back of the ute all the way from Lonnovale to the end of the road at the far southern beach of Cockle Creek where we camped in an old canvas tent for a glorious week of freedom.
Summer holidays followed at Sister’s Beach in the north ,swimming every day, lying on the hot sands and bundling up in a jumper for an evening walk in stormy weather. Later as a teenager joining friends for camping trips to Binalong Bay on the East coast where camping was pretty basic but the water was a stunning turquoise that lapped the glaring, white sands.
We explored nearby beaches with huge sand dunes and lichen covered rocky coves. We clambered over giant orange boulders , rock hopping along the sea edge.
Bay of Fires
The salty tang of the sea air, the healthy tiredness after a day of sun, surf and sand and then the sound of waves sending me off to sleep – these are the memories I cherish.
I visit the coast as often as possible and love it in every mood.
Evening sky- SOLD
Sunset colours – Pastel
Storm brewing – SOLD
It’s not always the grand view that inspires me – sometimes a small sketch or painting seems to say it better.
Windswept Trees – acrylic
Water’s Edge- watercolours
Orange rocks- watercolour
I think it must be time for another trip……..