This latest painting was done on a grey overcast day by the lake . None the less I liked the colour of the water enough to be inspired to paint it . The seagulls were gathered on the jetty no doubt scavenging leftover bait that the fishermen had left behind.
I painted 'This Is The Life' while my hubby was doing some fishing from the bank of the lake . It was such a pretty spot and one that we have just discovered up the lake from our holiday place . The minute I saw the people sitting under this orange umbrella with their deck chairs all set up on a private jetty I though " what a great life " and was compelled to paint the scene . It was one of those picture perfect days ..what a joy to be able to loose myself in the moment .
I painted this scene after an early morning visit to Jervis bay . It is called 'Sunrise On The Bay' . I loved the way that the early morning light danced across the water with Point Perpendicular silhoueted in purple in the background .
This is my first blog entry for 2011. I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the start of the new year . We have been staying at our holiday place on the South Coast of NSW and while here have been inspired to do some painting . This area is so beautiful and we have lovely views of the lake and ust a short distance from a stunning beach . This first painting is of a kiosk and boat hire on the jetty .