Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Parsley Bay, Vaucluse

Parsley Bay Bridge
Watercolour on Arches 300gsm Paper
23cm x 30cm

A friend recommended I visit Parsley Bay and I am so glad she did. It is a wonderful picturesque oasis off Sydney harbour. The bay is a narrow inlet from the harbour with a large lawn behind the beach and dense vegetation to the sides of the inlet. Parsley Bay is most distinguished by its footpath cable suspension bridge which spans over the water. Sydney is full of these wonderful harbour bays that provide a lovely calm to the city. These watercolours were painted in the winter so feature no people. I can image in the summer I would have to capture the many swimmers as this is an idyllic swimming beach. I intend to come back and capture that.

View from the Bridge, Parsley Bay Boats
Watercolour on Arches 180gsm Paper
25cm x 17cm

Parsley Bay Rocks
Watercolour and Ink on Bockingford 300gsm Paper
21cm x 30cm

The top two paintings today were pure watercolours. The third painting is ink and watercolour. In this 'Parsley Bay Rocks' I wanted to abstract the rocks and vegetation to give a sense of the many patterns that emerge in a space like this.

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