Here is another reworking of an old painting. You can compare it with the original below…
There were elements I liked in the original version but, two years on, that background now looked like an embarrassing mess to me. So I painted over it with green, gold, purple and turquoise, redefining the hill shapes and tree lines. The seagull and little boats were also tweaked a little to put them more ‘in’ the painting. I had planned to leave the water untouched (I really liked the original water) but having changed everything else, it needed to be warmer and simpler to work with the other elements. Overall, I think it’s an improvement, and even if you disagree… it’s too late now!
Fortunately the new version still looks good alongside the other little Akaroa study. Both paintings* (sold separately) are currently available on Trade Me (NZ) as I continue with the Big Spring Clean of 2020.
My first month on Trade Me is off to a promising start and six more artworks have now sold ~ most, admittedly, for less than the cost of materials, but I’m determined to have a proper clean out. It’s really encouraging to see my paintings finding new homes. ‘The High Country’ even made it back ‘home’ to Springfield, the very place that inspired it : )
You can view all items for sale on my Art Cave listings page.
Note: This site is for New Zealand buyers. I am still selling internationally, as per usual, through Etsy.
I have started selling my art for RIDICULOUSLY low prices on Trade Me (New Zealand auction website). Some paintings will be going for a song (i.e. at greatly reduced prices), such as these mini canvases, each listed with a $1 Reserve. You can view all sale items on my Art Cave listings page. Note: I will still be selling internationally, as per usual, through Etsy.