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 this article for Earth Song. She conveys my thoughts very well….. primarily that observation is the key linking factor but the method of/purpose behind recording those observations changes.
I was so proud that of all the excellent articles with art work in this issue of Earth Song, my painting was chosen for the cover. The bird is painted reasonably accurately (within the limitations of a very rough textured watercolour paper) while the interpretative background is painted freely, incorporating spattering, blowing paint trails and energetic use of a rigger brush.
Destination Unknown, watercolour with Sumi ink and Chop signature)
Both the facebook links to the right, or searching with EvAntArtTas will take you to my facebook page. Why not visit and click like. I hope you enjoy the page. Maybe you will receive my special thank you gift of a pack of 4 art cards which I will give to a lucky liker when I reach 100 likes….. the pack will include a Tasmania in miniature print card, a Tasmania Photocard, one containing an original silk painting, and one with an encaustic (hot wax) painting.
Why EvAntArtTas?….. Evelyn Antonysen is too long and not easy to spell. Shortening gives Ev Ant which is already taken and on Facebook EvAntArt was also being used so we added Tas as that is where I am so happy to live… In Tasmania (Tas) the best little island in the world….the inspiration behind my art.