Hobart Tasmania "Mount Wellington" sailing seascape
I did a rough sketch with a reed pen and ink. Then I worked into it with oil pastel. I wanted to capture the scratchiness of Hobart, the
choppy water and the sun on Mount Wellington.
I liked the colours but it was a bit boring so I destroyed it by covered the whole painting with violet pigmented ink.
Now it was obliterated, I set about trying to find it again by scraping into the ink with a palette knife sometimes carefully like a
paleontologist unearthing a fossil; sometimes vigorously attacking the paper to force it work.
The painting re-emerged but it still didn’t have the movement and chaos that I wanted so I scribbled all over it with the reed pen and
Then I spent a long time just looking and occasionally, scraping, pasteling and inking, together with a good red wine.
I like the colours and the marks and maybe it captures something….maybe….something.
Sundays in Hobart
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Island Tasmania Australia Freycinet National Park boat
It started as a promontory at Wineglass Bay in the Freycinet National Park in Eastern Tasmania. As always the painting took over
and I had no idea where it was going. The promontory became a wild island with writhing trees, rocks and caves surrounded by
space and mist.
The painting wanted a boat, so I gave it a boat with a seated man resting his oars and staring at me and a strange man standing in
the bow…looking, looking. A story emerged but I can’t tell you what it is because I don’t know; only the painting can tell you that.
All I know is that its about tranquility and space and an island.
Encounter at Wineglass Bay