Nice little toodle down the Peninsula this weekend – that’s the Mornington Peninsula to non-local folk. And what charming places there are to see and lovely things to do there are.
The peninsula is known for its split personality, with laid back and stunningly sparse beaches to the east and the mad rush and glitzy ‘looking out over the bay’ show homes to the west, catching the setting sun on an endless expanse of glass and chrome.
The Archibald Prize winners on display at the Mornington Regional Gallery were a tonic to see.
Early lifetime goals included – ‘designing a Chelsea Show Garden’ and ‘getting a portrait into the Archibald’.
Might just need to tone those down to ‘going to the Chelsea Flower Show’ and ‘seeing the Archibald Prize exhibition.’
That’s one of them ticked then (although I did have a go at copying a previous winning entry in a very shabby way in an earlier post.)
In the meantime – here’s a little picture from the day – mangroves are lovely but tricky, lumpy things to paint and the depth of colour isn’t quite there but it’s a nice scene and the day was perfect.