Home again, home again! We are satisfyingly exhausted after a couple of days of visiting, eating, painting and sight-seeing. Yesterday was spent at Thunder Point then in Port Fairy for some rock exploring and ice cream licking. Last night we had a big dinner party with Steve's chilli feta pasta with sweet, plump homegrown tomatoes from his sister Anne's garden. We thought that we would have a pavlova with strawberries, kiwi and passionfruit for dessert as there was a Canadian in our midst.
Today we went down to the dog beach, ate hot chips and let Mika jump in the sea. While Casper explored the small caves above us, I couldn't help but think that he looked like a little sprite amongst the succulents and beach flowers. Steve took Casper into town and left Eloise, Sam and I to have a little painting expedition. I will post photos of the paintings tomorrow, when the light is better.
This afternoon we packed the car up and drove to Geelong where there was a 1959 silver streamlined bus waiting for us in a storage yard. Dad and I have been looking to buy a bus for his property to use as a tiny house and the one we bought this afternoon is perfect. We will go and visit her next week to take some photos and there will be a lot of work before we can use her as a house, including getting her up to Castlemaine on a flatbed truck! But that's for another post, another time.
The painting at the top is a portrait of Steve. I'm really into getting depth and tone right at the moment and I love making shadows on people's faces and painting red lips. The flower is just something I am working on with a website I may or may not be creating... but I'll be back tomorrow with some of those beach landscapes!