" Mount Cook" watercolour

" Mount Cook"  watercolour

Has an Alpine feel to it. Good feeling of distance.

Super Mike...I'm looking at a small painting full of wide open space. Excellent work.

Very nice, Mike, with some wonderful space and scenery. I also enjoyed the intro'. Thanks for that. Brian

What a great painting Mike, it's lovely to see some of your scenery.

This has a deceptive simple elegance to it.

Nice one - like your mountains.

Very good indeed Mike. Lovely sense of space.

my thanks for the kind comments. The back portion has a very pale blue lavender weak gouache glaze over the dry water colour in order to unify and present that haze effect with the stronger fore front painted afterwards. First time of trying a gouache glaze on a watercolour and am reasonably pleased with the effect obtained. I have used watercolour glazes from time to time but was concerned ojust how much obliteration might happen using opaque colour. Got the effect I wanted.

As Lewis rightly says, a wonderful small painting of a huge amount of space very well painted!

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There is a 90 Km drive to get to the access to Mount Cook and to the "Hermitage" which is a flash hotel at the site. There is also hostel for the less affluent. ! I drove in and out on the same day - which might hint at the thickness of my wallet!!. A very scenic drive with photo opportunities all the way and changing views and vistas.. Mount Cook is our highest peak at over 10.000 ft.

About the Artist
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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