Thursday, November 16, 2006

Frenchman's rock

I sketched this from our friends house while on Kangaroo Island, The odd shaped dome covers a replica of a rock that was carved by the french explorer Nicolas Baudin when he called into what was to become Penneshaw for water and found a spring on the beach. The original rock is now in the Information Centre, although for many years it was under this little dome .I walked past this everyday and I suppose I should add colour but I was actually quite pleased with it the way it was. The very typical shape of the Norfolk Island pines which are along just about every foreshore in Australia as they cope so well with the salt air.
A new foal this morning, a drive to Adelaide to see my mother and then home again, I walked the dogs and it was freezing, we have had a bit of rain but gale force southerly winds made it not very comfortable.

3 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

A nicely balanced composition. Nice drawing Penny.
How far is Adelaide from your place? Sounds close.
Are you near Millicent? When I was a little kid Mum was driving the car and rolled in gravel somewhere near Millicent. I've never been down your way, only to Adelaide.
Do you find using Beta any better?
Wendy

Julie Oakley said...

I think you got the perspective, composition and everything just right here

Tony F said...

No need for colour Penny, this is a lovely composition of such a familiar sight. You must spend some more time on beautiful KI, especially the rugged North Coast.