Sunday, July 09, 2006

The whale tail fountain


This fountain is in the main park area in Victor Harbor and I see it often when I am in town. A wonderful bronze by Silvio Eponyi it does occasionally get filled with detergent and all sorts of other things.
I find Norfolk Island pines really difficult to sketch and I didnt get the proportions for the brick surround quite right but it does give an impression of what it looks like.
A cold week end and today a nasty wind blowing. We did hear thumps and booms all night from next door but not over the top and I think a good party was had by all. It did at least stop raining for them.

6 comments:

Bonny said...

I love this painting...what a neat fountain. It doesn't really matter if you got the ellipse just right, you still know what your are looking at, and in future when you look at this painting you will recall the day you painted it.
Nicely done.

Penny said...

Bonny thank you so much for your wonderful comments, you make me feel like a star! (Which I am not)

Lin said...

GREAT JOB, Penny!! I love the details in this work!

Robin N said...

A very cute idea for a fountain, and you have captured that playful feeling very well.

witness said...

I enjoy the simple strokes of the pen and brush while it captures a lot of information. Well done. It reminds me of the childrens books that I loved to climb inside when I was a pup. Nicely done.

Jana Bouc said...

I like the way you captured the gesture of the trees and their upward, outward reach. Making the fountain believable seems like it would be hard, but it works perfectly. Great little painting.