Mornington Peninsula Art Trip ~ Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail

To complete the trilogy of 'decent' plein air works from the memorable art trip down under, this one was done at a secret secret place by virtue of the fact that we had a tip from a local artist and still took a few wrong turnings before finding this wonderful trail.

As the work title goes, it is a historic artist trail which has become a millionaires walk no kidding ;p After checking out the millionaires' mansions, no really, the path itself for a good spot to paint, we decided to go back to the beginning of the trail which has ample space and a few
viewpoints of the distinctive boathouses on the coast. It was a very hot day so the challenge was more to complete before we melted ;p

I love the pattern woven by the bridges to the boathouses and how they interweave with the lovely patterns of seabed and different hues of the bay waters. I used a portrait view to exaggerate this pattern and had fun creating the sense of perspectives from multiple colours and dulling them with the distance. Initially I included the cliff fence at the bottom but removed it later back home because it distracts from the composition.

Title: Mornington Peninsula ~ Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail (A8)
Description: Plein air work at Australia's Mornington Peninsula. 2008.
Acrylic on Panel (flat).
Dimensions: 40 x 30cm.
Price: SOLD.

1 comment:carol pino said...
I really like the Sorrento's Portsea Artists' Trail Monrnington Peninsula, Victoria... I love your bold yet nuanced approach to color.

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