Black and White Sunday photo challenge…. “Through”…. I saw this from a post on blogging 101 and tried to join in but could not quite work it out…. a lot of info sometimes makes things harder and I am a tad impatient sometimes, especially late in the day/evening when I still have things to finish for the day. Anyway, I thought, as I had prepared a “through” photo , and as I LOVE photography and it is on my mind today after my garden pics, and as I like a topic/theme challenge…. I would post my image of a boy running THROUGH the water at a beach. I love this photo and took it some months ago. There was little colour anyway due to the time of day and the intensity of the light and I thought it would translate well to B&W. The challenge group won’t find it but, oh well, I enjoyed doing this anyway.
This is my entry in the Meandering exhibition, landscape section…. an exhibition at Launceston Country Club of paintings of Meander Valley in Northern Tasmania. This view of Meander Falls with gushing water has the sense of energy for which I was aiming. It is essentially a traditional watercolour using a very wet technique on Fabriano Torchon extra rough paper. The paper is wonderful for creating interesting textural effects due to its unnusual rough surface. Being very soft it is a bit tricky to work on but well worth the effort. Beyond the pure representational in this watercolour, the rock wall symbolises the solid foundations needed to build a strong community while the flowing water represents the dynamicism of change