Central Otago new painting

June 10, 2019

Central Otago new painting

Starting a new painting. Capturing the rich hues setting on one of New Zealand's most stunning mountain range with the first dusting of snow for the season. The rich base colours are down, now for shaping the contours and adding detail...



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