Tarkine Easter, Tarkine in Motion, Tasmania


So here I am, in the Tarkine wilderness area of Tasmania’s West Coast. Click the link and you will see me and my dirty watercolour palette.
http://www.bobbrown.org.au/tarkine_in_motion
The aim of the venture was to raise awareness of this magnificent place and hopefully achieve better regulation to protect our natural ond original aboriginal cultural heritage.
70 artists and more in supporters…. cooks, drivers etc…. visited the area and created artworks in response to the inspirational environment over Easter 2015. I did a couple of paintings and took hundreds of photos to use in future Tarkine inspired artworks.
Photography was the primary medium at the event with internationally recognised photographers capturing amazing images. The first display of work will be in Sydney where 30 photographers will exhibit.
My photos are not to the same standard but here are a few.

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Ordinance Point

Lichen

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jointing

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Leptecophylla juniperina

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Acrylic on canvas…. all that sand!


This is a scene I have painted before because I just love going back, mentally/emotionally, to the day we walked down from the lighthouse along this track carved through the dunes on Tasmania’s West Coast. The weather had been very changeable but now the sun was out, intensifying the colour contrasts with the white sand. I so wanted to reach the water but we ran out of time. I never will walk the stretch to the water’s edge but as I paint I feel myself being immersed again in the wonder of our wilderness in Tasmania. I have entered this work in TasArt, one of Tasmania’s premiere art exhibitions. It is a selected exhibition so this painting may not be hung but that is OK…. it does for me what I want…. takes me back to a lovely day at a wonderful location. I have titled it Light After the Storm, not only because of the weather change, but also as a reminder that even through stormy passages in our lives things can turn out wonderfully. If it sells, that is great…. someone else feels the emotion with which this was painted. If not that is fine too…. the other 3 of this scene (a miniature, a watercolour and an acrylic) have sold and I do want one for myself eventually.
E Antonysen Light after the storm copy

Did sell on opening night… guess I have to do another for me. Won’t be straight away but I will tackle it again.

Mill Providore Miniatures Exhibition


I was proud to be presented with a gold medal for the President’s choice at this exhibition. If in Launceston you must have a look at the Australian Society for Miniature Art 2012 Annual Exhibition. Such variety this year and our artists are very skilled. Little treasures to hold in the hand, or display individually or as a group on a wall without needing a big space.