A Tasmanian Odyssey

As I write this post we have already left Tasmania behind and are up in Sydney on the final leg of our Australia trip. As so often happens when I’m travelling, the amount of painting that I actually manage is very modest. the time fills up with actually going from place to place, and simply looking at things rather than painting them.

Painting of Cape Bruny Tasmania
Cape Bruny, Tasmania. Watercolour on Arches 140lb rough, size A3.

However, while of the beautiful island of Tasmania I did manage to get my painting gear out on one occasion, because I just couldn’t resist this scene of Cape Bruny, at the southern tip of Bruny Island. The weather was very British, that is wild, windy and threatening rain, but the Cape provided a dramatic scene from a viewpoint on the long winding gravel road that leads to the lighthouse and a small museum.

There have been many other scenes that have made me think “I must paint that, but I haven’t got time now”. Thankfully, the digital camera can act as a notepad until more time is available. And that may well not be until we are back in good old Blighty.