Falling Dusk at the Hawkduns, Otago, New Zealand
Original artwork painted with acrylic on board
By Michelle Bellamy
1400 x 700mm
Capturing the last breath of sunlight bathing the Hawkdun Range in Central Otago is: Falling Dusk at the Hawkduns by Nelson artist Michelle Bellamy. This is the sister painting to Before Dusk. Both these paintings explore the subtle changes in light as dusk approaches.
This painting is rich with layers of ochre, reds and burnt sienna complemented by soft blues. Many, many rich colour layers were built up over time to try and achieve that evening 'glow'. The Hawkdun Range is part of the Oteake Conservation Park and can be summited via Mt Ida, 1690m.