A new light

Canterbury in pink light – acrylic on canvas, 305 x 610 mm, 2013

Canterbury in pink light – acrylic on canvas, 305 x 610 mm, 2013

Today’s painting is something a little bit different (for me) and a new take on this Canterbury landscape.

8 thoughts on “A new light

  1. lesliepaints

    The shapes in the foreground make me want to keep staring at this. Nice abstract contrast with the background. Those light shapes in the foreground help to not split the scene. This painting makes me think of the coming of winter and how it overtakes us little by little…. So interesting.

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    1. Anna Cull Post author

      Thanks, Leslie. I really appreciate your comments. The foreground was initially quite dark (various greens over a red and purple underpainting) until I decided to use blue in the foreground (I see rivers flowing over the plains and flooded fields) — and (as you say) it connects the scene and keeps you looking. I’m really pleased with the result.

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    1. Anna Cull Post author

      The colours in that gorgeous sky were inspired by Canterbury’s famous Nor’west arch — a phenomenon peculiar to the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. I have a feeling they will feature in my paintings from time to time : )

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