The intensity of light varies considerably around the world. Landscape artists in particular interpret the light on their subjects with great skill and variation.

In Tasmania, except for some small areas of industrialisation, we are blessed with some of the cleanest, purest landscapes in the country. The light here is often sharp and intense. The surrounding landscapes often play a part in determining the ‘colour’ of the light.

For example, the light in North East Tasmania seems almost ‘white’ at times. Today’s top photo is a scene from Conroy’s Gap, a farming property near Mathinna in the North East highlands. It’s early morning, but there’s a sharp freshness in the air.

The light on Tasmania’s North West coast is often tinged with yellow. The bottom photo is of a sunset at Stanley, a delightful historic town.

The more time you spend in an area, the more you will understand the area’s unique light.

More on Friday.



About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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