Wellington coast

September 24, 2021

Wellington coast

I had to take a break from Fall’s Dam recently. I was so immersed in it, I was overworking the layers of colour. Also started to get RSI in the wrist, when this happens I know that its time to move into something more free-form.
You might recognise this Wellington coastal scene, I’ve been putting it together in my mind for a few months now. It is 1900mm wide by 900mm high and it is a commission. I’ve been working with a very creative client, he has a vision of lush native bush and the local birdlife. There is going to be Tūī, Pīwakawaka and hopefully kererū, if I can get close enough to the three local kererū that hang around my studio. Flax and cabbage tree also, mixed with other beautiful natives.
Its pretty rough now, I’ve been putting down the heavy saturated base colours that give it depth. I can see how it will progress in my mind, so you’ll have to follow this painting to see it too!



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