Te Waikoropupū Springs I and II in the Drawing Room
Happily, these two landscapes are my first paintings of the new year/decade. I began them last year, pronounced them “finished” this year, and have just put a lovely gloss varnish over them.
Te Waikoropupū Springs is known locally as Pupu Springs (never mind) and is one of my favourite places in New Zealand. It is an absolutely stunning place to visit if you are ever anywhere near Golden Bay (at the top of the South Island). Famous for the clarity of its water, the reflected colours ~ especially the ultramarine blues and bright turquoise ~ are breathtaking.
‘Te Waikoropupū Springs I’ — acrylic on canvas, 205 x 405 mm. Available.
‘Te Waikoropupū Springs II’ — acrylic on canvas, 205 x 405 mm. Available.
‘Departure’ — acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200 mm. Available.
‘Arrival’ — acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200 mm. Available.
“Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible.” Paul Klee
These small abstracts are a continuation of what appears to be becoming a series of sunrises with windows — beginning with my two recent paintings — and although ‘Departure’ and ‘Arrival’ are available separately, I think they look even better as a diptych.
A Rose By Any Other Name — acrylic on canvas, 250 x 250 mm, 2019. Available.
“God bless our contradictions, those parts of us which seem out of character. Let us be boldly and gladly out of character. Let us be creatures of paradox and variety: creatures of contrast; of light and shade: creatures of faith. God be our constant. Let us step out of character into the unknown, to struggle and love and do what we will. Amen.”
‘A Note on God’ by Michael Leunig