Opossum Bay

I love Opossum Bay, located in southern Tasmania. I feel like I’ve travelled to another part of the world but it’s only about a 25 minute drive from my house, and the drive is picturesque too.

I love the shape of the bay and I love what this resident has made from random, lost thongs found on the beach! What an awesome and creative idea.
a photo from the other direction

The stand-out house for me at Opossum Bay is this quirky lighthouse house. Through the darkened lower windows you can catch glimpse of a large wooden boat with a mermaid-like figurehead. It looks impressive from a distance so I can only imagine how much more so close up.

my favourite house along the beach

I was keen to try to draw the lighthouse house. I struggled with the perspective but it was still fun to try.

My sketch

There were a variety of seagulls enjoying the bay too.

Thanks for visiting and stay safe.


No Market for me on March 14th

I had the car packed on Friday, ready to go for Saturday’s Salamanca Market, but at the 11th hour I decided not to go because of the Coronavirus. I imagine that it will be officially cancelled next week because Prime Minister Morrison of Australia announced that starting tomorrow, gatherings of over 500 are to be cancelled. I’m not sure, but that is my guess.

In the meantime, it gave me some time to paint and finish off some of the paintings that I have started.

I’ve started a “Down by the Seaside” series. I think I will name this one “Footsies”

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There’s a hole in my stocking, dear Liza, dear Liza!!

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…. and I’m trying to paint some baby wombats

Take care everybody from Pj Paintings

Bruny Island

I celebrated my birthday on Bruny Island, an island about 50 km long, which is more like a north and south island joined by a thin piece of land, named The Neck (pictured above).  There are only about 600 of the people-kind of residents living on Bruny, the other residents being many rare and endangered plants, animals and birds, including regular visits from the infamous fairy penguins.  Its natural surroundings display year-long art exhibitions.  Nature puts on fabulous art shows.

Artistically placed by nature.

More sand patterns found at Cloudy Bay Lagoon

A sand stream at Cloudy Bay Lagoon, Bruny Island

Sand bubbles

A natural beach necklace

natural rock art at Cloudy Bay Lagoon

A sea urchin on display at the Quarantine Station, Bruny Island.

Bruny Island is such a peaceful, relaxing and picturesque destination.  Art is found everywhere in nature.

Bruny Island’s fairy penguins

Thanks for stopping by.  🙂