Selecting artworks for 2017 calendar…. Tasmania from my Brush


I have been looking over artworks I have done in the post year and selecting 12 (plus one for the cover)  for a 2017 calendar with the theme Tasmania from my Brush. I wanted variety within the cohesion of Tasmania, generally with locations identifiable to some degree.  Then there is consideration of selecting ones that will fit with the format of the calendar (though the silk fire one will have extra space either side, generally I chose landscape format). They also need enough contrast to print well. These are half of the works  I will use.

nelson-bay-evening-tarkinecoastwatercolour Nelson Bay, Tarkine Coast SOLD

quartet-watercolour  Quartet

tarkine-inferno-silk-painting        Tarkine Inferno SOLD

 

tesselated-pavement-watercolourTessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck

 

the-western-tiers-watercolour The Great Western Tiers

 

tors-mt-wellington-watercolour Tors, Mt wellington

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sarah Anne Rocks, Tarkine Coast

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 this year but I do probably have  enough (except for flowers), and today I have been cutting matts, wrapping in cello (close fitting bags when possible) and pricing (now that is tricky). Hint: re cellophane…. I always use the top quality PR range as it is crystal clear and sturdy. Here are a few of my latest watercolours ready to go to new homes. (available as early bird purchase)

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Loose style figures add life and umbrellas are great for colour. As the artist you can choose whatever colour umbrellas you want. I love the way the lady in the yellow jumper looks a little cautious in the wet, while the lady is the green jacket does not seem to worry.

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I used the cling wrap technique here to get some of the light patterns. Throw colours on, use the wrap.remove and decide what it wants to be. I love this imaginative style of working as you never know what will emerge from the surface.

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I visited Melbourne this year in late Autumn, early Winter, hence this street scene and the rainy day umbrella ones. I want to go back again for more inspiration. The flickers of white (unpainted  spots of the paper’s rough surface (300gsm Saunders Waterford rough), suggest sunlight.

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Another rainy day in Melbourne, and another loose style watercolour with flickers of light. SOLD

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Back in Tasmania for this one. My beloved Tarkine Wilderness Coast (Nelson Bay). We stayed for a couple of nights at Arthur R. This was the first evening, it had been raining but on sunset the sky cleared for a while and lovely soft sunset colours said “peace”.

Colour magic, Sunset at the Beach, Tasmania


IMG_8512I can’t help myself…. a beach, especially one with a lovely mountain range as a backdrop, perfect weather, a camera and tripod, and an hour of down time. Turners Beach is only 5 minutes from home. The only thing I wonder is why I make myself so busy doing “things” that stop me form soaking this magic in more often. Dial Range is the backdrop. Near Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia. I had fun experimenting with the camera settings this time…. some slower shutter to get that dreamy quality to the moving water. A few stopped down then I increased the exposure on the computer editor as they were too dark. This tended to increase the reds. No colour adjustments or digital enhancement other than this exposure adjustment on 2 or 3.  Canon EOS 600D

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Magnificent photography of this beautiful island… TASMANIA


http://exploringtasmania.com.au

You MUST click the link!!!!!! Discover the world of an amazing young man, Jamie Henderson. (I do not know him personally but discovered his photos on the net… wonderful thing this internet!!!!). If, like me, you are a nature lover, you will be in awe with the beauty. No wonder Tasmania has had so many awards as a top holiday destination.
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That’s us, Tasmania, that little bit kicked off the bottom of mainland Australia. (yes, we are actually a state of Australia). There’s New Zealand to the left (East) of us ….. that’s where the Kiwis live. Our west coast is “wild an wooly”, lashed by winds and sea that have not seen land since leaving South America. You will even find “the Edge of the World” there…. but more on that another day. Jamie, photographer extraordinaire, lives on the east coast where the wheather is much more “civilised”. Maybe we will see you here one day.

SERENITY…. weekly photo challenge… it’s a Zen thing


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Serenity.” I have so many photos to choose from which would fit into this category, Serenity,  as I often take my photos for that inner peace of capturing special moment of beauty. Water seems to be ever present in such images… it’s a Zen thing.

sky photos


I have been looking through old photos of skies to select some for Saturday’s watercolour workshop.

soft sunset at Leith, Tasmania

soft sunset http://www.facebook.com/EvAntArtTas?ref=hl Leith, Tasmania


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