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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...

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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...

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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...

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Encaustic painting of the coast…. passions meld

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...

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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...

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Tasmania’s Tarkine Wilderness…. Art

2017 was the third year of a gathering of creative people (about 150 artists) in Tasmania's Wilderness...... Takayna (the Tarkine), on the rugged West Coast. This unique area should be offered more protection by affording it National Park status, not to "close" it to...

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Serendipity… encaustic painting

Every year Tasmanian Regional Arts has a themed competition open to female artists. This year's theme was Serendipity (entry was in 2016 for the 2017 exhibition). I am proud that for the fourth year in a row I am one of the finalists with a work titled "Les Femmes"....

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Art and Science (published article)

My Friday afternoon art class currently has primarily people who have worked in various Science fields. I too was a maths/Science teacher, so often our conversation turns to discussions related to Science and of course, art. One of the ladies, Caroline Smith, wrote...

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Art Edit Magazine… web inclusion

These works are featured on Art Edit website. all are for sale. Please msg me if interested  or phone Australia (61)       0419282673 FOR PRICES AND DETAILS GO TO Art Edit magazine and find my page........ easy link, click the previous text. There you will also find...

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New Watercolours

Still preparing for the Tasmanian Craft Fair.... and a few other events where I take my artwork (but viewers to my web page of fb page get first pick. If you are interested please contact me [gallery...

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Palette Knife painting

This is "my Tasmania", just over one hour drive from home. Painted with a palette knife, using acrylics. A palette knife is great for the clean edges I want on parts of the building (old boat shed). I don't mix the colours on the palette often,  preferring to merge...

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Art Fair Preparation…. watercolours

I have been taking my art to theTasmanian Craft Fair at Deloraine in Tasmania for more than 10 years. Although I sort of know what to do, I always find that towards the end I am coming up with heaps of ideas but not enough time to act on them. Not as many watercolours...

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Acrylic paintings with texture (rocks)

I love geology and looking at patterns in rocks, their colours and textures. As well as the scientific observations I do enjoy doing paintings of rocks. Tasmania's  (Australia) North West and West Coast are wonderful spots for inspiration for rock based paintings....

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Tasmanian Waterfall… mixed media watercolour

I have a lovely friend (Laurie Davison) who takes the most magnificent photos of Tasmanian waterfalls and gets to ones no-one else does. No way could I walk where he does, so he has kindly allowed me to do my loose painterly interpretations of his photo. This is a...

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Macro garden shots from Sony A7ii

Today, with a little welcome sunshine, I took my mirror-less, full frame camera into the garden to try out the macro lens (FE2.8/90). The poor flowers were a little worse for wear from the recent rain, icy weather and winds and some parts of our garden/jungle are so...

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