Painting on the Great Barrier Island (again).

"Palmers Beach" 12x18" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Amazing how dark a camera makes the shadows in the distant hills compared to what I was actually seeing yesterday. In the photo there's barely a half step difference between the darks in the foreground branches and the darks in the background hills. In my painting I recorded a difference of about 2 whole steps which creates much more depth.

Jim Robertson's painting - his first go with a palette knife!

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Comment by diane boucher on December 9, 2011 at 21:47

Love the splashes of red we can put in the Pohutukawa at this time of the year. Brings your painting to life. So jealous of you over there painting. Looks like lots of neat places with not many people. "" Private Plane "" indeed!


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