Understory, The Enchanted Walk, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania by Genevieve Hartney
Size: 940 x 940 x 40
This painting was made after a visit to Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania in November 2021.
I walked the Enchanted Walk, one of the cool temperate forest walks along the edge of Pencil Pine Creek and there decided to make the forest undergrowth the subject of my upcoming artwork.
I saw moss gardens, tree lichens and the complexity of the temperate forest undergrowth.
It was the visually rich undergrowth with the fallen branches that also contributed to the magical landscape of this wilderness. I felt privileged to view the landscape on the ground in detail to see the effects of life, growth and decay on the forest floor.