A pastel painting of Hastings Marina

Westernport Bay

It was a glorious morning with a clear blue sky and wispy white clouds.

Tee -shirt weather for most but a long sleeved windcheater and goose bumps for me.

 Limited edition prints of Reflections are available  here .

Limited edition prints of Reflections are available here.

I drove to the Westernport Marina (around 10 or so minutes from home) and parked in the sprawling, almost empty car park.

As always, I found being around boats quite exhilarating, and a place where I could lose myself.

A light breeze tinkered with the rigging, reminding me of the sound of wind chimes. It was like being in another world. A world I find inspiring, particularly in relation to painting.

As I rounded the path leading towards the chandlery, I was stopped in my tracks.

The scene before me was utterly magical.

The colours, shapes and inverted images of the boats were simply captivating. I had rarely seen such perfect reflections and it would have been a crime not to capture such an extraordinary image.

To this day 'Reflections' is one of of my most popular paintings and one of which I am particularly proud.