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

SonyA7ii camera shots… Murwillumbah.


Still learning how to get the most out of this little beast, but here are some pics of our holiday over the past few weeks. ……. Murwillumbah area (includes Natural Bridge Falls) .

 

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I only have the 24 to 70 mm lens at present (and a macro) so could not zoom in to Mt warning. This is about 5% 0f the image at 70mm but because the camera is full frame it is not too bad for a postcard type shot..

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Slow shutter speed without a tripod is helped by the in camera stabilisation.

 

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No my usual subject, but the strong light and contrastsappealed.

 

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Morning light

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“How green is my valley”

Winter Sunrise, Devonport, Tasmania


I am not a morning person so it is really unusual for me to emerge to take photos of sunrise. But this morning I did just that. The first day of winter and we were treated to a very heavy frost but that was  followed by a perfect sunrise with the lovely clear light we get here in Tasmania. (Devonport about 15 mins from our home at Forth on Tasmania’s NW coast……..the city  where the Bass Strait ferry docks). It was certainly worth the effort.

view east.

view east.

bathed in morning light

bathed in morning light

Don Heads

sunlit grass

sunlit grass

view west.

view west.

the headland

the headland

(almost) spectrum sky

(almost) spectrum sky

sunrise panorama

sunrise panorama

view east.

testament to the westerlies

testament to the westerlies

still dreaming?

still dreaming?

Hello neighbours…. more Tassie Travels photos


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Isn’t it lovely having guests, taking then out, sharing the lovely sights around where you live, stopping for a coffee or a walk, chatting and, for me, taking photos. That is what I have been doing for the last week or so.
These are some of the photos of where I live on the North West Coast of Tasmania, Australia…….. now tidied up into a slideshow.