I was amazed last year to witness a group of red little yachts doing maneuvers in the bay in the middle of an early morning downpour - they almost disappeared in the low visibility. But this day was not like that. The sun was shining as a red kat came in as another yacht was dismantling it's sails.
There are few yacht clubs that can boast such beautiful sorroundings as the Victor Harbor Yacht Club. To the artist's eye the club is landmarked by a row of mature pines that act as a dark backdrop to the sails that are hoisted and pulled down before and ending the day's sailing - it's a wonderful sight.
The pines have arms to bring us home,
They call us back to land.
The pines protect our club of sails,
And shade our blessed sand.
Victor Harbor Yacht Club - Acrylic on canvasboard - 7x5"
Available at the Mindfield Book Gallery. Blackwood. July 2010
There's always a picture to paint from under the porch at the Adelaide Town Hall. Town Hall reflections - Acrylic on canvasboard - 8x6" Available at my exhibition of small works at the Mindfield Bookshop Blackwood during July 2010