The kids holidays ended today so I took my leave and a friend and went exploring down the coast and found this amazing place called Te Arai Point. You can see the little figure in the foreground there to give it some scale - we ended the day by jumping off the left hand rock there into the gap. The jump was about 4-5 metres high (enough to give you the willies) and the water was about 2.5m deep (8 feet).
Again pushing ahead with the acrylics. What I discovered today is that if I want to get the wet in wet effects of oil paints with these acrylics outdoors (and I do) I'm going to need to get some pre-tubed grays because most of the mixing time is spent trying to gray down these very vibrant acrylic colours. It's something to try anyway.
I had a good friend make this frame for me (below) which I think is great, and I put my most recent travel studies in it over the fire place when I get home. It's a real treat to see it framed so quickly because I feel it really just finishes the painting off.
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