Lady Emily in the Cass

Lady Emily in the Cass

July 14, 2021

This is Lady Emily Hut. I started working on this scene at the start of May, before I started work on the large Falls Dam scene...

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Still working away...

Still working away...

June 18, 2021

Still working consistently on this scene from Falls Dam. Progress is gradually slowing down as I’ve been moving between shaping the hills and adding detail, texture and softness to the long grass.

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More progress

More progress

June 12, 2021

This is transferring from the heavy base layers to the first stage of detail. This is where I go into hibernation and steady work away...

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Progress

Progress

June 05, 2021

These are the thick layers of colour that are applied before any shape or detail is added. By the end of this update there are already 6-10 thick layers in some areas.

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New work

New work

June 04, 2021

2m X 1m is the size of the new painting that I have been working on for the last few weeks. It’s always a treat to work at such a large scale.

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Raglan Range Beyond the Tarn

Raglan Range Beyond the Tarn

April 20, 2021

Follow the St Arnaud ridge along until you come across a group of tarns nestled in a sheltered basin above Rough Creek. Here there are are expansive views to the east towards the Raglan Range. 

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Back of Beyond

Back of Beyond

March 28, 2021

Here is 'Back of Beyond', emerging over the final ridge before plunging down into the Arnst River valley you come across what seems like paradise.

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Lull of the Tide

Lull of the Tide

March 15, 2021

A long time in the works, but here it is, finally finished: Lull of the Tide, Ōrākei, Auckland.
Featuring six of the iconic boat sheds and two moorings, the painting is a serene depiction of the boat sheds on a calm day.

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High Country Dawn

High Country Dawn

March 12, 2021

Been working out what will be going on this year. Looks like "High Country Dawn" will be my last available new painting for 2021. For those of you who haven’t seen this one, here it is.

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Studio news

Studio news

March 05, 2021

Been slaving away at the easel for the past few weeks. Doing a lot of fine detail work on a couple of paintings. Looking forward to finishing them.

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Riordans Hut

Riordans Hut

February 04, 2021

Getting to the trail a little later in the day than expected turned out rather well, the sun had lost it’s heat and started to drop behind the hills. I was hoping to ride my bike in to Riordans Hut in the Kahurangi National Park, and figured if I didn’t mess around I’d get there just before dark.

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Ōrākei Boatsheds

Ōrākei Boatsheds

January 22, 2021

Been delving into the fine detail in this scene of the Ōrākei Boatsheds this week. This one has been in progress for quite some time now...

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