Redbill Beach, Bicheno, Tasmania. Signed fine art print, Helen Wilding, 2021.

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Direct from the artist, signed print of a watercolour sketch of Redbill Beach, Bicheno, Tasmania. Urban sketch. Open edition.

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Redbill Beach, Bicheno, Tasmania

This is an open edition, signed fine art print on archival paper of my original urban sketch, drawn and painted on location in Tasmania, Australia.

My husband and I managed to sneak a quick holiday in Tasmania between Melbourne's pandemic lockdowns.

On our last day in Bicheno I wanted to capture the almost impossible brilliance of the orange and yellow rocks that we had seen when we got lost wandering the beaches earlier. We couldn’t find that exact spot, but with a stocked picnic hamper and camping chairs conveniently stored in the car, we checked out a couple of likely locations and settled for a quiet corner on Redbill Beach. Well it was quiet to start with, but as I sketched a group of kids arrived to snorkel and muck around in the water. There is something so joyful about hearing the excited squeals and laughter of children – especially when someone else is responsible for them! They provide the background chatter in my video.

I wanted to draw a longer landscape, and I had packed some wide strips of Bockingford cold press paper that I folded into a makeshift accordion sketchbook. It’s my favourite paper at the moment, as it is affordable, easily available in Australia and it copes well both with fountain pen ink and watercolour.

I know it looks like I’m exaggerating the oranges and yellows, and I admit guilt in turning up the volume of most of my colours by habit, but really that is how many of the rocks appear along this coastline. The way the light shines on them, and whether or not they are wet from the tide also makes a difference. Anyway, those colours are what I really wanted to take away as my most precious visual memories of this visit, so I’m standing by them!

Oh, and thanks to my friend Pat, who asked if that was a fried egg she could see in my sketch. After checking that she wasn’t referring to me (because I did get a bit sunburnt regardless of hat and sunscreen), now all I can see is a fried egg on a rock in one side of my picture. Thanks a lot Pat …!

You can read more about our trip to Tasmania here


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  • I treat every print as a piece of art in its own right.
  • Every step of the process is done by me – from the initial drawing to scanning to printing to shipping to you.
  • Your print is made especially for you, by me. No middle person. No mass production.
  • Nothing leaves my studio that I wouldn’t be proud to have on my own walls.

Signed and ready to frame

  • Each print is titled and signed on the front in pencil.
  • A white border sets off the image and makes it easy to frame.

Quality prints on quality materials

  • High resolution printing to capture all the details. Printed on a professional Epson SureColor P800 printer.
  • Fine art paper - lusciously thick 310gsm Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag.
  • 100% white cotton fibre, acid free and museum quality, with a slight texture very similar to my original artwork.
  • Genuine Epson Ultrachrome HD pigment inks perfectly reflect the bright colours, pen lines and brush strokes of my original artwork

Packaged to arrive safely, with flat rate shipping

  • Prints up to A3 are sealed in a clear cellophane envelope and shipped flat in a sturdy cardboard mailer.
  • Larger prints are rolled gently in acid free tissue paper, wrapped with cellophane and shipped in a 90mm wide cardboard mailing tube.
  • Flat rate shipping based on location so that you can easily calculate delivery costs.

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