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Plein Air Painting, 3rd March 2021, Grossi Point, Mapua

Meet us for plein air painting on 3rd March 2021, 10am, at Grossi Point, Mapua. Drive towards the Mapua Wharf and turn right at Tahi Road (last right turn before you arrive at the wharf). Grossi Point is at the end of the road by the boat ramp. We will be able to see the Richmond hills, boats on anchor and the tide will be coming in with high tide around 2pm. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray,…

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Plein Air Painting, 24th February 2021, Queens Gardens / Ross Whitlock

Meet us for plein air painting on 24th February 2021, 10am, at Queens Gardens, Nelson, and take advantage of Ross Whitlock's plein air painting demonstration at the Suter Art Gallery, McKee Gallery, 12:30-2pm.  Domett Street is sometimes a good street to find unlimited parking. Queens Gardens will offer roses, rivers/lake, the Chinese gardens and bridges. If you have any suggestions on where to go for plein air, please let me know I will include it in the list. Plein air is scheduled for…

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The Nelson Lighthouse – Watercolour Journaling

Last week for the first time we took the water taxi and our watercolours to the Nelson lighthouse. What a treat! The weather was gorgeous and so was the setting. Travelling with watercolours is so easy and with a few tricks charming pictures are created that are worth much more than a photo. In the class "Watercolour Journaling" you can learn all about it. Watercolour Journaling, 18th - 11 March, 10-12pm, $90

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New Artwork is Coming – The Rugby Playing Kiwi

Finally it is ready, "The Rugby Playing Kiwi"! The painting is 61x46cm large, watercolour on Arches watercolour paper. Currently it is at Copyart for scanning and it is scheduled to hang at Wall To Wall Art Gallery, Nelson mid February. It took a lot of research on Kiwi birds and rugby games until the final layout of the painting was determined.    I watched YouTube videos and researched conservation websites to understand the anatomy of the kiwi and its posture.…

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Plein Air Painting, 10th February 2021, Bush Reserve, Aniseed Valley

Meet us for plein air painting on 10th February 2021, Bush Reserve, Aniseed Valley, a lovely peaceful setting by the Roding river. Bring your swim suit if you want to cool off. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. If you have any suggestions on where to go for plein air, please let me know I will include it in the list. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning, except the…

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