"Clutha River, Wanaka" - 30x24" - Acrylic on Canvas - Painted in the studio.
Painting the original 10x8" study in Wanaka.
Had some real fun with this one - actually flinging globs of paint at the canvas from my hands, using brushes, rags, palette knives and fingers to build an interesting texture. My basic premise for slinging paint at the canvas like that (besides the pure joy of it) was to emulate the kinetic feel of the poplar tree - doesn't it look like a big yellow explosion in the photograph? Great fun. I felt it could have done without the writing on it, which was requested for the commission, but hey, still looks ok. The text and drawings are excerpts from my painting diary which I wrote at the time in Wanaka.
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