Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sketching at Point Lonsdale

from W
More pictures from yesterday's picnic at Point Lonsdale - half an hour's drive from Geelong. Other pics on babasiga. Point Lonsdale is a neat town (with huge prices for property) with gardens of mainly native plants so that the houses just seem to nestle into a green environment.

One pic is when we had our lunch near a children's playground before we went to the lighthouse and down to a narrow beach with a wild sea. I made drawings of rocks with two views - one looking towards the sea, the other towards another beach. I was sitting directly underneath the lighthouse. Peceli's view of the lighthouse from below is on our babasiga blog.


Blogger Alison said...

These are all lovely sketches Wendy. Very disappointing - what's happening in Fiji, though at least no violence so far, though intimidation is very unpleasant

3:34 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Wow what a wonderful scene - I love seeing the ocean through the gap in the rocks. I am so sorry to hear about your friends in the police force - that was what my father's job was when we lived out there. This series of coups makes Fiji seem like such a tinpot nation, and if the chiefly tradition means anything at all, the chiefs should have used their voice to uphold and support democracy. Flawed democracy is still a superior sytem of government than well-oiled military dictatorship.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Thanks Alison and Julie.
Yes, I do find it intriguing when there is a view within a view - such as looking through a gap in rocks because you find new shapes.

Re Fiji - it's so sad. I expect that incompetence and corruption will replace earlier problems. It doesn't solve a situation. Bullying is always scary. Some of the shadowy figures are emerging now - it's Shakespearian almost - with jealousy, revenge, shame, cover-ups. Lady Macbeth stuff almost.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

Wendy, these lttle paintings are lovely, I just dont seem to be able to get into painting at the moment, actually not into much at all, I will be glad when Christmas is over.I am noting with interest your remarks on fiji. we are having a silly little row in our own State Parliament at the moment, they are like children at school.

7:31 PM  

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