The resting place

Works on Paper

Finalist

Watercolour

51 x 35cm

The resting place depicts the cool temperate rainforests of south-western Tasmania, home to many endemic species. A Macleay's swallowtail butterfly (Graphium macleayanus) rests on a hard water fern during its search for nectar from native laurel and leatherwood trees.  The delicate butterfly and mosses dramatically contrast the host trees, Myrtle-Beech and Sassafras. Second of six paintings in the series 'Textures of the forest' 

by Brian Garner