A Pastel Painting of Flinders
Every so often, I drive to Flinders - a pretty seaside village that is about fifteen minutes from my place. Less if I put my foot on the gas.
It is a lovely road to travel, with undulating hills on one side and the sea on the other.
I usually head to the Flinders General Store first, to check my stock of art cards, prints and original paintings. After that I go down to the pier, camera in hand.
On this particular day I was admiring the colourful assortment of boats moored close to the pier.
I turned around to look in the opposite direction and noticed a solitary sailing boat set against the backdrop of the cliffs.
I remember being struck by just how lovely and simple the scene was and I knew right there and then that it would one day become a painting.