Watercolour Exhibition… COASTAL


Nolan Gallery,  Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart,Tasmania. Opening this Friday 31 August 2018 my solo exhibition of watercolours with a coastal theme.Coast Antonysen poster

Grassed DunesGrassed dunes

Panoramic SweepPanoramic Sweep jpg

Tessellated Platform

Tesselated Platform

 

Track to the Beach

(The Lure of the Shallows) SOLD
The Lure of the Shallows (previously Track to the Beach)

See all works and prices, on the Nolan Gallery and Schoolof Art Website.,

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Paint loosely in watercolour…. TASMANIA 2018


Working loosely is difficult for many of us,. We are so used to drawing and rendering carefully…. getting it right. But if you aspire to work in a more spirited way that suggests it is effortless and captures the essence, then I have some tips I will share. As an ex Science teacher majoring in environmental ScienceI, now visual artist who loves fluid media,  really understand the dilemma.

Charles Reid floral style workshop

Acrylic on Canvas… NW Tasmania, Realism


I am happy to share this collection of 6 small works. I have become pretty slack at posting here, using  my Facebook page instead, but as a number of people have recently commented that they don’t use Facebook, or find it frustrating, I will make an effort to post more frequently on my web site. So this is a catch up from a bit a over month ago. Commissioned works, traditional style of specific, recognisable locations. Now happily living in Queensland.

Bakers Beach, Narawantapu National Park SOLDBakers Beach from Griffith Point

 

Mt Roland, cloud cloaking the western face, Sheffield SOLDBreaking mist, Mt Roland

 

Goat Island, Penguin Coast Rd, Ulverstone SOLDGoat Island jpg

 

Hawley Beach SOLDHawley Beach view to Shell Island pg

 

Cradle Mt, done as part of my artist’s residency, October 2017 SOLDOctober Snow, Cradle Mt

 

The Nut, Stanley from East Inlet SOLDThe Nut from East Inlet

Cradle Mountain watercolours… Tasmanian Icon.


 

Cradle Mt is not Tasmania’s tallest mountain but it is an icon. Located at the Northern end of the Cradle Mt Lake St Clair National Park, the dolerite peaks tower above Lake Dove (Lake St Clair is down the Southern end of the reserve, a five day trek which many walkers enjoy but which must be approached with good planning due to the very variable weather which may be experienced).

I enjoy painting our Tasmanian landscape, showing here the hard edged dolerite crags and the muted greens of the alpine vegetation. Typically there is cloud or mist encroaching from the west (right hand side) and often visitors are disappointed to find the mountain has “disappeared” . But this was a clear day so the majesty of “The Cradle” and Little Horn could be fully enjoyed.

CradleCradle Mt on a Clear Day, watercolour 2017, 36x26cm SOLD

Here is that mist that encroaches from the west. 

Cradle Mt with a whisper of cloud     A Whisper of Misty cloud (Cradle Mt), watercolour 2017, 18x26cm (approx) SOLD

….. and a hint of Autumn Colour from further along the walk.A touch of Autumn at Cradle Mt

A Hint of Autumn at Cradle Mt, watercolour 2017, 18x26cm (approx)

Encaustic painting of the coast…. passions meld


A bird's eye view

My most frequented subject for my art over many years has been the coast.

I love living on the coast. I can sit and watch the waves roll in for hours. I have painted many other subjects…. recently geological inspired works, but even that was often rocks along our coastline.

My most recent painting medium is encaustic. I love the fluidity of molten wax, I love the fluidity of the ocean. Combined…. encaustic painting with the coast as the inspiration is, for me, a “match made in heaven”.

This work has now SOLD

Acrylic Painting workshop. Devonport Tasmania, July 2017


I like to encourage people to be bold and free in their art. I do love sometimes working with carefully drawn and rendered illustration but I find the freer ways more exciting and challenging, and also more playful. So, for this workshop, we will be a bit on the wild side…. painting with hands (not just fingertips but the side and heel of the palm), using palette knives, paint shapers, sticks, plastic shapes and occasionally a paint brush. We will use paint lightly at times but contrast that with impasto and juicy modelling compound. or texture mediums.

More details about the workshop on the tuition page.

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EARTH MOTHER Abstracted acrylic with some modelling compound. Paint applied with various tools. SOLD

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STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL. Tarkine Coast. Texture medium, palette knife and brush work. SOLD

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UNLEASHED (Tarkine Coast). Modelling compound, air brush, acrylic inks, acrylic paint, palette knife and brush work.

Corvus Tasminicus over Papavum Somnifera

Corvus Tasminica over Papavum Somnifera, (Ravens over the Opium Poppy Fields ), Palette knife and broad brush work inspired by Van Gogh’s art. SOLD

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DIMINUTIVE FIGURES, OCEAN BEACH< STRAHAN. A quieter, smoother style of working with thinner paint using acrylic medium. Paint applied with hands and taklon brushes. SOLD

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The Oriental Vase, impasto technique using the palette knife with texture medium added t the paint. SOLD