Bradleys Head (1.8.19) - Plein Air - Sally West

Sally West

Bradleys Head (1.8.19) - Plein Air

90 x 120 cmOil on Canvas
I painted this on 1 August 2019. It was a clear and cool day at Bradleys Head, a headland protruding from the north shore of Sydney Harbour. The heritage-listed Bradleys Head Light, completed in 1905, is located on the point of Bradley's Head Peninsula and used as a navigation marker and warning light to ships entering and leaving the harbour. The lighthouse is mounted on a rock and connected to shore by a footbridge. I was setup on the shore. I am interested in the role of the boats on the harbour and the lighthouse's role, which is an exploration of the relationship between humanity and the sea.