A summer morning’s reflections at Beaumaris

The coastline of Port Phillip Bay reveals continuing interest for Bayside dwellers…probably due to the recognition of areas of the coastline from paintings of the many notable Australian artists dating back to the 1890’s.

This painting, of a small part of Beaumaris Bay from a viewing point on the Bay Trail near the intersection of Sea Parade and Beach Road, presents the sandstone cliffs and native bushland surrounded by modern suburbia on a delightfully still summer’s morning.

The key structures in this painting are the prominent headland of Table Rock entering Port Phillip Bay and the cliffs at the Mentone Beach end leading toward the historic Beaumaris Hotel, originally known as the Great Southern Hotel, a significant landmark on Beach Road – and Moysey Gardens. However the typical Australian colours of the red gold cliffs and the olive green combined with the burnt umber tones of the bushland contrast with the Australian sky blue of the still summer waters of Beaumaris Bay.

The location of this painting provides a superb view of this lovely part of that bay and the stunning cliffs reflected in those waters.

Artist: Geof Pearce
Medium: Acrylic on 10oz Acrylic Primed Linen
Size: Landscape – 152cms/60” X 92cms/36”
Completion Date: September 2019