Poolburn Dam progress

Poolburn Dam progress

August 05, 2020

Poolburn Dam progress. Putting down the early morning mid-tones on this new piece of art.
Poolburn Reservoir, also known as Poolburn Dam, is a reservoir in Central Otago, the water is used by farmers in the Ida Valley and gets pretty low by Autumn. It was quietly abandoned, apart from a passing farmer and very chilly at night.

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New Kahurangi National Park painting

New Kahurangi National Park painting

July 09, 2020

Getting a little sideways with this one. Early stages, layering up the tones in the tussock, each blade of tussock is gone over multiple times to bring it forward from the shadows and retain colour saturation.

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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

June 23, 2020

No snow at all on the peaks, and this is the shortest day of the year!!! Can’t complain, it felt like late summer up there. The colours were spectacular, now to mix up some paint colours while the palette is fresh in the memory!

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Mapua Crimson

Mapua Crimson

June 10, 2020

Last of three, is the Mapua Crimson painting. This artwork was painted to complement the Pinot Noir, and will be gracing the Shangri-La 2020 Pinot Noir labels as part of the Blackenbrook art series * Sunny Nelson - New Zealand. 

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Overlooking the Port, Nelson City

Overlooking the Port, Nelson City

June 09, 2020

Second & one of three, is Overlooking the Port, Nelson City. This artwork was painted to complement the Gewürztraminer, and will be gracing the Shangri-La 2020 Gewürztraminer labels as part of the Blackenbrook art series * Sunny Nelson - New Zealand.

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The Blackenbrook Winery

The Blackenbrook Winery

June 08, 2020

First up is The Blackenbrook Winery painting. This artwork was painted to complement the Sauvignon Blanc, and will be gracing the Shangri-La 2020 Sauvignon Blanc labels as part of the Blackenbrook art series * Sunny Nelson - New Zealand.

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Frozen paradise

Frozen paradise

May 21, 2020

So happy to get into the mountains again! We live in paradise! Although there’s no snow yet, it’s getting nippy up there. The tent froze at 6pm...

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Falcon on the ridge

Falcon on the ridge

May 18, 2020

Pretty chuffed to have this little guy as company up on the ridge, soaking in the early morning sun.

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Fish & Game progress

Fish & Game progress

May 03, 2020

Back to the Fish & Game commission, been spending a bit of time going back and forth with the water and reflections.

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We are shipping again

We are shipping again

April 28, 2020

Need something to brighten up your walls? We are shipping again, and it’s free within NZ! Pictured is Seven Moorings at Orakei, on German Etching 310gsm.

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Pinot Noir Blackenbrook wine label

Pinot Noir Blackenbrook wine label

April 24, 2020

Back to a session of very small detail on the Pinot Noir Blackenbrook wine label painting. Rotating between working on different paintings keeps the eye fresh...

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The view from lockdown

The view from lockdown

April 21, 2020

Rosa admiring the Paratītahi Tarns. Hope you have been making the most of the lockdown and enjoying a more relaxed pace. 

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