My most popular pastel painting
The first in a series
This was my very first bathing box painting.
How lucky I am to live on the Mornington Peninsula, where these colourful bathing boxes are such a prominent feature.
I can remember strolling along the Mornington pier one day, admiring the many boats moored along side, when suddenly I caught sight of a row of beautiful bathing boxes on the far side of the harbour.
I stood with my camera on zoom, captivated as they came into focus – quaint, colourful, gorgeous and unique.
The only element that detracted from the scene was a handful of houses perched on the side of a hill in the background. When it came time to produce a pastel painting, I deployed a degree of artistic licence, replacing the houses with some beautiful trees.
I could never have guessed how popular this image would become. It has been my highest selling art card and art print to date.