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Saturday, 25 August 2018

Its Spring and the beehive is finished.

The four panels of the beehive are finished.
It took me the winter months to paint the four panels, because really its four paintings.
The last coats of varnish will go on this weekend and next week the beehive will be send to Paul and Emma and Paul will use the beehive for advertising his new business in Arrowtown "Honey & Cacoa".
I am pleased with the result and the Spring panel with lamb and daffodils was finished a week before our official Spring date, the first of September, also the birthday of my daughter Rachel.

Spring lamb and daffodils

Lake Wanaka and Summer Lupins

Arrowtown river in Autumn colours

Dudleys Cottage in Winter Arrowtown

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Summer art


 The third panel for the beehive is finished and this is the Summer panel.
Again the South Island of New Zealand, Lake Wanaka with the Lupins in flower in the foreground.
During November, our Spring time, the lupins are in full flower till after Christmas.
A spectacular side when driving through McKenzie Country the colour of Lupins everywhere.

With Ollie my dog I went to the Hospital and Rest home for a visit and Ollie taught himself how to play with the balloon without popping it. Ollie loves balloons and nothing more then exercising with the residents and they love him too.
I filmed this on my camera and it is great to watch him.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Winter Art


                                   
The Winter panel for the beehive is finished, I painted Dudley's Cottage, a cottage build in 1880, the oldest cottage in Arrowtown.
I changed a few aspects, because I had to use winter and summer photographs of the cottage, but that is the artist interpretation.
By using cool colours of purple and blue as the base I created a cold winter feel of a snowy day.
I used warm darker colours behind the trees and brought those back in the tyre marks on the road and  the dried winter grasses in the foreground.
I know I shouldn't use warm colours in the distance, but sorry I broke the rules, because I think it works for this painting.
Dudley's Cottage is now a cafe and gift shop and will be next to Paul and Emma new business' Honey and Cacoa.'
The painted beehive will sit outside the shop and hopefully will be a nice talking point.
                                             

On Wednesday at the elderly activity morning we started to paint terracotta pots for Springtime to plant with Tulip and Daffodil bulbs.
The pots need to dry and next time I will bring stencils to decorate the pots and then we will plant the bulbs.
It was a rainy day so a nice way to spend the morning.