SPRING is here in Tasmania… Spring Collection, watercolour printed onto a fridge magnet

It is still a bit cool of an evening but the days have been sunny and clear as we enjoy spring. The camellias and daffodils look so fresh and colourfulmagnet Spring Collection and I am enjoying the garden delights both in the garden and indoors. This watercolour shows some of my garden blooms. I have reproduced this painting onto fridge magnets (available for $4 post free) (size 50 x 90 mm)

“Smorgasbord” exhibition, Gallery Tasmania, Sheffield,

Whipped Sea, West Point Burnie, $440

Whipped Sea, West Point Burnie, $440

Here are the artworks in my exhibition at Gallery Tasmania in Sheffield. The exhibition will be hung until January 31st. Tomorrow (Sunday 12th January from 2 pm) I will be there to discuss the works, and show some of the techniques I used in the watercolours. You can even have a play with the watercolour. I will also have some of my handpainted silk and encaustic jewellery, silk scarf and brooch sets and cards containing original artworks available while I am there.
Apologies that the photos were mostly taken after framing so the quality is not necessarily high. Of course the look better in life. If you wish to know the size of any please message me. They are a mixture of previously shown and new works.

Think Tasmania

This link http://www.think-tasmania.com/evelyn will take you to an article written by Len Langan for a group which promotes all things Tasmania. If you are thinking of visiting Tasmania go to the Think Tasmania site to get all the ins and outs of what to see and do.

PASTEL: poppy fields, nostalgic walk

I started this work some months ago and finally got the pastels out and set up to complete it. I don’t do as many pastels as other media partly due to the greater difficulty storing the work. Studying pastel under Helene Vasilj I like applying pastel in a variety of ways, something which she encouraged. These days I do less rubbing of the pastel into the paper surface, prefering feathering and scumbling which give a broken surface and allow natural blending as the colours are overlaid.