Mangaone Stream, Te Horo Beach.

I spent a pleasant sunny day taking photos of Te Horo Beach (NZ). I captured some useable photos to inform a number of studies. Below are a collection of studies using various mediums based on the Mangaone Stream. Line drawing and black and white notan. Alcohol markers worked from the small notan lower left. Gouache... Continue Reading →

A walk through my concertina sketchbook.

Work in Progress...first layers. These are the beginning stages of landscape layers in my beautiful concertina sketchbook...thank you 'The Arty Bookbinder' for this lovely handmade book! The work originated from my tiny sketchbook studies of the Tararua Ranges. I will continue to experiment and add to these pages and will post the results. Concertina Sketchbook... Continue Reading →

Poplar…soft pastel on Fabriano Artistico paper. Started in the South completed in the North.

The six images below show the process for "Poplar". After several transparent washes of acrylic I defined the main elements with a water soluble pencil. I then added water to this making a further wash in blue. Further loose layers of acrylic paint. I have gone back into the work again defining the main elements... Continue Reading →

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