Paintings from the Tarkine Coast (Tasmania’s wild west)


These are some of the works that were painted on site or have been evolving since my visit to Tasmania’s Tarkine Coast over Easter. More to come. Working on a larger acrylic using texture medium because I love the texture of the rocks there, but I am out of white and so is my supplier!. Frustration! I have to wait for an order from another supplier to arrive…. can get other brands but I likeAtelier Interactive.

The lichen on the rocks is amazing. this is a mm work using oil resists with watercolour and ink on rough paper to refelct the coarse textures of the subject.

The lichen on the rocks is amazing. this is a mm work using oil resists with watercolour and ink on rough paper to refelct the coarse textures of the subject.

Nelson Bay watercolour

Metamorphosed strata protrude from sand and surf

on site watercolour and Sumi Ink. Kings Run. JPG

Painted quickly on site on a bright but overcast day. The rough Langton paper helped with suggesting the pebbled shore

WC and ink, on site, Kings Run

The first work painted on site… watercolour and sumi ink…. setting the mood and getting into the flow. Sitting in this location grinding ink on a stone and letting watercolour float over the paper’s surface is so meditative.

Ink and watercolour wash workshop


Ink and Watercolour Wash Workshop

Planning a holiday and want to record your experience in a personal way?…. or just like getting outdoors to paint? This workshop will show you what materials are useful (bring what you have and use some provided to see if they suit you). We will also do small ink and watercolour wash sketches outdoors to show you how you might record your impression. Combining ink with watercolour in larger works is also a great way to add strength to your watercolours if you are a delicate painter and find your paintings sometimes lacking in impact. Materials provided.                                                                                                                                     Refillable cuppa but bring you own lunch (sorry,  this is about art not a gourmet event)… short distance to Forth Shop to purchase lunch or I can give you a sandwich and fruit from our trees.

FORTH ART STUDIO,                                                                                                                                                    51 George St,  Forth

Saty. May 12th. 10 till 4.     Cost $45 for full day (includes materials)

Maximum 10 people