Sunday, January 13, 2008

Beach huts

I love the idea of beach huts, I took lots of photos while we were on the Mornington Peninsular in Victoria but these are imaginary ones.
Very evocative of summer, hot days at the beach.
So I had fun doing a quick sketch while waiting for John and filled in some colour when we got home. I would like to do something like this in a bigger format one day, but will I have time?
We dont have beach huts in South Australia, we had bigger shacks some of which were pulled down and some were bought by the original builders or their families.
Now a Beach shack is almost non existant, they are Houses and being houses dont have that wonderful feeling of freedom a shack had, freedom to walk in with sandy feet, not a lot of cleaning up went on until you left and meals were very informal, a barbecue, a salad and bread and cheese and wine out the front, a crayfish or crabs on the fire in the boiler waiting to be eaten as soon as possible, fish cooked in a wire thing, gutted and straight on the coals.
What memories.

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