Tasmania’s Wild West Coast… Tarkine wilderness video


Over Easter I was part of a group of 70 artists who visited Tasmania’s Tarkine Wilderness to draw attention to the need to ensure this area is preserved for it’s exceptional beauty, to share with the world and future generations. I was a tiny part of this group which included many photographers, film makers (hence this clip), painters, a jewellery maker, printmaker, musicians, writers, actor….. Do watch this film, it is so inspiring and you will understand why we are passionate about making sure the area is used respectfully.

Tarkine in motion https://youtu.be/7mGvFg-g0Qw via @YouTube

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One Word Photo Challenge: Indigo


Jennifer’s new challenge, Indigo, is a bit trickier that the previous one, Persimmon. I cannot find the image I really wanted to upload but I think these will fit the bill. I hope you enjoy viewing tham as much as I enjoyed taking them

Pelican pair

Pelican pair

leaving Devonport on the Spirit of Tasmania

leaving Devonport on the Spirit of Tasmania

catching early morning light

catching early morning light

"blood red rocks", indigo blue sea, and a 'scribble" of white

“blood red rocks”, indigo blue sea, and a ‘scribble” of white

As the sun sets, west Ulverstone, TASABNIA

Last light, West Ulverstone, Tasmania

Last light, West Ulverstone, Tasmania

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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WATERCOLOURS …painting atmosphere freestyle


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This style of work contrasts with the drawing of the shells and the drawn gutta outlines of poppies. It is about painting the atmosphere, the feeling of what it is like outdoors in the elements. I particularly like capturing the movement of water… crashing  waves, the misty atmosphere saturated with water droplets and water tumbling over rocks. Perhaps this comes in part from my favorite place as a child (Launceston’s Cataract Gorge….in flood…. wow!) and now living by the coast.

They are also about exploring he beauty of the medium… watercolour… on soft, highly textured papers. The next post will show some small (A4) works on handmade paper from Burnie’s Creative Paper at the Makers Workshop. In October I will be taking some workshops painting beach atmosphere in watercolour at The Makers in Burnie. (also one on Brushwork and Sumi E and one on drawing and painting beach treasures such as shells).