Losing sight of the shore

Coastline – ink, watercolour and digital, 2016
Kaikoura coast panorama, New Zealand — original photograph, 2013
Kaikoura coast panorama, New Zealand — original photograph, 2013

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” André Gide

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P.S. If the landscape looks a little familiar, that may be because I painted the same photograph last month (The View).

Going for a walk

Kererū study – 150 x 185 mm, 2016
Kererū study – ink, watercolour and digital, 2016
Kererū / New Zealand pigeon, somewhere near Nelson, 2004
Kererū / New Zealand pigeon, somewhere near Nelson, 2004

“A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” Paul Klee

I am in it with all my heart

Fiery succulent — ink, watercolour pencil and gouache, 160 x 210mm, 2016
Fiery succulent — ink, watercolour pencil and gouache, 160 x 210mm, 2016

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent van Gogh

I’ve set myself a mini challenge to produce something arty every day for the next two weeks ~ this is art for art’s sake, art for fun ~ studies, experiments and what have you ~ things I’ve been meaning to do but something else always seems more urgent, more important. This is day two.

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