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The Sound of Things

The Sound of Things — acrylic on canvas, 205 x 610 mm, 2019. Available.

“Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.”

Hermann Hesse

The High Country

The High Country — acrylic on canvas panel, framed, 205 x 255 mm, 2018. SOLD

If you’ve ever been through Springfield on your way to the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, you would have seen this view of Mt Torlesse, Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park. It is one of my favourite parts of the country. It’s also a landscape that I painted in 2014 which you can see here. I found it interesting comparing the two paintings ~ four years has gone by in my art journey and I hope I’ve learnt a thing or two along the way.

‘The High Country’ is the first of a number of landscapes that I’ve decided to revisit and paint again, this time as part of my ‘black canvas experiment’.

And I’m not going to get tired of painting on black canvas any time soon.
🏔🏔🏔 Onward and upward. 🏔🏔🏔

The long view

Anna Cull The Long View 2016

The Long View – acrylic on canvas, 100 x 305 mm, 2016. Sold.

“Art is long, and Time is fleeting…” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For the first or last time

Kaikoura WIP, detail – acrylic on canvas

Kaikoura WIP, detail – acrylic on canvas

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or last time.” Betty Smith

Yes, it’s the Kaikoura coast again ― same view, same reference photograph ― but every time I paint it, I see something different. I’ll post a photograph of the final painting just as soon as I’m ready to leave it alone.