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.
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.
I was keen to try to draw the lighthouse house. I struggled with the perspective but it was still fun to try.
There were a variety of seagulls enjoying the bay too.
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 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
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.