233. Cork oak
Acrylics on beech panel 41cm h x 51cm w
In Tasmania, the low, strong autumn sun makes potent shadows,
particularly on sloping ground.
The village of Woodbridge is surrounded by hills and bush interrupted by
pasture and occasional sheds and houses.
A cork oak tree, standing in its paddock on the edge of the village,
is the plant which actually produces cork which is the bark.
Boats resting on hillsides, which somehow always seems paradoxical to me,
are a common sight in Tasmania. Nowhere is far from water.