Horowhenua Landscape – colour studies.

Although smaller in size these four colour studies were just as challenging as my larger work. I wanted to maintain fluidity and freshness with each whilst at the same time bringing depth through layering a mix of media. This included charcoal at the start, followed by watercolour, water-soluble wax pastels, soft pastel and back into each one with either black or indigo water-soluble pencil. I will endeavour to replicate parts of these works into a further series on Colourfix pastel board – a completely deferent surface from the smooth hot pressed Fabriano Artistico paper these studies are painted on.

Each study is 10.5″ x 7″ unframed and available to purchase. Please see my Landscape Gallery for further details.

Au plein air (to the outdoors) in Kapiti…

What a fabulous day we had in Kapiti this week capturing quick studies of the landscape. The weather was perfect, the ducks mostly well behaved and the discoveries many. This was a private request for tuition from two lovely attendees of previous workshops I have taken. A picnic lunch in the sunshine was the icing on the cake. Thank you for reminding me how wonderful teaching can be!

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