"Maize paddocks , Turakina Valley" water colour

"Maize paddocks , Turakina Valley"  water colour
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Hence the diffuse light. I like these muted paintings. Green, I suspect, is the dominant colour where you are, much like here.

Hi Gudrun , yes the North Island does tend to be more green - probably more " cultivated" The South Island is more varied in it's scenery - I find it a lot easier to find subject material down in the South Island.

Hope the recent cyclone has not had too bad an impact. I agrees S Island does seem to have more variety in scenery, but you still have lots of coast and a couple of mountains in N Island. It's a pity I didn't paint during my many visits to NZ, but you have saved me the effort. This yet another of you evocative paintings.

thanks Linda, yes places were hit - Edgecombe probably the worst where a river burst it's banks and flooded lower lying houses - badly. In the main , it could have been far worse and similarly the remnants of the cyclone that has just passed over us coming down from the Islands. Wanganui was placed in a "State of emergency" but in the end came through without dire straits.

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16/04/2017
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just part of the ongoing serial of paintings being inflicted on the viewer. A quick wet in wet to finish my day - all done with a clear conscience - it has been raining today.

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Mike Capenerhurst

Born & lived in Leicester for 30 years before coming to NZ in 1965 with wife and family. Dropped art at school for more "useful" subjects. Interest resurrected upon arriving out here. Started with oils, moved to water colour some 20 years ago.. Have played with etching and like it. Primarily self…

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