A February evening from Jubilee Point
At the end of St Pauls Road, Sorrento a short walk brings you to a view of Jubilee Point.
On a glorious mild summer evening with a slight off shore zephyr and yet with a sense of stillness, the wild cliffs of the Bass Strait coastline to the east and the sun about to set in the west; the sky, the sea, the sand and the wonderful craggy cliffs began to light up in varying shades of beautiful dark and light blues, subtle violets, pinks, purples and orange ochres. The crest of the occasional breaking waves seemed to catch the light highlighting the magenta colour of the setting sun.
Even the dense vegetation seemed to absorb the delightful pink light, the dark green of the midday light now appearing to have an orange purple tinge to it.
From this intoxicating view point you can see the result of the wind and the constant pounding waves on the harsh, forbidding cliffs being highlighted by the stunning summer evening light. The windswept rock platforms, rock pools and caves along with the wondrous panoramic views of the coastal area are accentuated by the colours that this time of the day and year provide.
This landscape excited me emotionally to capture the wondrous Australian summer light on this fabulous outlook.
Medium: Acrylic on 10oz Australian Acrylic Primed Linen
Size: Landscape: 122cms (48”) X 76cms (30”)
Completion Date: July 2022