Victor Harbor is known for its many pine trees that line the shores. This particular one is a lone pine that stands halfway along Franklin Parade on Encounter Bay. Not only does it stand guard like a sentinal but it also marks the spot where the deli is and a few eating places where you can buy a coffee and a piece of cake that will send you home poor!
It was an unusual day with grey skies and rain - then the sun came out. It made for an interesting painting.
Encounter Bay sentinel - 90x90cm - acrylic on canvas
Kurrajong Art Exhibition - Pulteney Grammar school Adelaide - May 9 2009
I think this painting only partially captured this amazing sight I caught last weekend at Victor Harbor. The rain was sweeping in and I was busy taking photos around Victor. I turned a corner and looked out to sea and saw misty rain envelop a number of coloured yachts just off shore. The water was strangely still and the yachts were bobbing around not really going anywhere. It was very surreal.
Yachts in the rain - Acrylic on canvas - 40x30cm
Available at the Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show April 2009
I'm just not a sunset artist. Perhaps it's because I use acrylics and the colours are certainly not as vibrant as oils are in such works. However, I had to paint this one. The sun was well down past the horizon and the oranges were subdued. It was such a peaceful end to the day at Semaphore beach. The painting was first to sell in an exhibition last year because it had a dog in it!