On Tuesday I completed a small (40 x 30 cm) painting that will be part of my exhibition next March in Launceston.

For me, this painting is rather significant because of its resemblance to my home state of Tasmania.

I found this rock on a beach near Mallacoota, on the south east coast of Victoria.

It is indeed a small rock, barley 7 cm across, but I remember my reaction when I first saw it. I had to photograph it and treasure the moment of finding it.

At times I found it quite hard being so far away from home for so long (12 months), during our recent extended holiday on the Australian mainland.

You could say it was a souvenir of Tasmania, found in Victoria.

To date, I consider this my most successful painting since my return to Tasmania in March.

Today I am judging an art exhibition in Devonport and I’ll be announcing the prize winners and opening the display of work by members of the Northwest Colour Circle this evening.


About artkleko

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