By expressing myself without knowing ahead of time what I’m going to do when I paint is exciting, challenging and free. This is acrylic on canvas and I explored the use of under-painting and then created in my mind the scene in the Waikato Country side. The Day before I ventured on a road trip from my studio to the West Coast of this area. This visual stayed with me after driving out to Nikau Cafe and Caves through Wainaro.

The light, values, colour and open country takes my breath away and I wanted to paint what I see.  Returning to the farming country area that has exceptional New Zealand landscapes and many other inspirational ideas such as animals, country people, and the abstract distance fields to experimenting with texture, colour, contour and exploring and searching my way through to completion of this painting was a fabulous journey.

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