Hawkdun details

Hawkdun details

September 30, 2019

Currently lost in the detail of this one... With such a wide panorama (1400 x 700mm), the long grass is eternal.

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The journey

The journey

September 09, 2019

It looks like training for some crazy adventure race, but no, its actually an 'how can I get up to the top of this mountain range as fast as possible and back down again to photograph at sunset'.

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Studio in the cold

Studio in the cold

August 06, 2019

Nothing better than working with the fire going and a big cup of coffee! A cold winter morning in Nelson, New Zealand in the studio. 

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2020 Landscape in Contemporary New Zealand Art Calendar

2020 Landscape in Contemporary New Zealand Art Calendar

August 02, 2019

The 2020 Landscape in Contemporary New Zealand Art Calendar is available now. Big Blue Day features on the cover of this one, and is also available as a limited edition print, on paper, cotton rag & wrapped board.

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Alexandrina Autumn completed

Alexandrina Autumn completed

July 03, 2019

Alexandrina Autumn is now completed, if you would like to view the painting in person, it is on show in the Gallery De Novo in Dunedin.

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Progress on the Hawduns

Progress on the Hawduns

July 01, 2019

Here's the Hawdun's progressing. Still layering on the golden red hues.

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Base colours

Base colours

June 30, 2019

Got some base colours going down this week. Nice and bright after some dark layers to really get that glow happening.

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New Work out now!

New Work out now!

June 26, 2019

Here is a new painting of the Herne Bay Cruising Club Boathouse in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Inside the studio

Inside the studio

June 18, 2019

This is where everything gets made, and where many endless hours are spent painting the details while listening to a good audio book.

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Central Otago new painting

Central Otago new painting

June 10, 2019

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.

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Lake Alexandrina detail

Lake Alexandrina detail

May 31, 2019

Each leaf is painted individually with multiple layers of colour. 
Michelle has just finished this Lake Alexandrina painting.

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Central Otago Exploration

Central Otago Exploration

May 30, 2019

From viewing the undulating curves of this mesmerising mountain range from the tussock, to a speedy 4w4, bike, hike & run to get to the summit and back down to photograph and study the evening light

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