New Version - 2009
Old Version - 2004
Painted this commission today. It's a redo of a scene I've painted a few times - one of my favourite beaches around here - Mangawhai Beach about 20 minute's drive. Redoing older work gives you the chance to experiment with or refine different aspects of a painting - brushwork, colour, value relationships - all of which I worked on in this one. Below it is the older version the client liked so much. He did want practically the same painting, so I had as much fun as I could without leaving the concept. Enjoyed it anyway, and that's the main thing.