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Plein Air Painting, 3rd May 2023, Gravity Winery, Mahana

Meet us for plein air painting on Wednesday, 3rd May 2023, 10am, at Gravity Winery, 243 Old Coach Road. Gravity Winery offers views over the vineyard and the Nelson Bay towards the Richmond hills. Currently the colours of the vineyards are changing to a stunning yellow which are offset by the blue ocean in the background. Hopefully it will still be that beautiful by Wednesday. The winery/restaurant knows that we coming and is happy for us to paint on the…

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Autumn Reflections

Autumn Reflections is painted in oil on stretched canvas. The background is achieved with smooth brushstrokes and in the foreground Nicole used thick palette knife strokes. The painting was inspired by a tree located in a private property (Silvan) in Richmond, New Zealand. The Nelson/Tasman plein air painting group often visits this private property in autumn when the trees change their colour.  Autumn Reflections Oil on canvas 40" x 30" Click here for more information.

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Mount Arthur Through Colour

Mount Arthur Through Colour is painted with chunky oil paint on stretched canvas. The mountains in the background appear somewhat realistic while the foreground is more and more abstract, however, every area of the painting is done with more or less rough palette knife strokes. The final touch is the colourful palette knife stokes. Mount Arthur is a mountain range which can be seen from Nicole’s farm in Ruby Bay, New Zealand. This mountain range has often been an inspiration…

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Plein Air Painting, 26th April 2023, Silvan – Fundraiser for RDA

Meet us for plein air painting on 26th April, 10am, at Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond. Silvan is a beautiful private property with a lake amongst forest trees. The leaves are changing colour and the lake is always a lovely subject to paint, no matter what season it is.  As always, we are very grateful for this opportunity. Sarah Griffin, the property owner, advised that the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) School has a fundraiser and open day for public on…

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Plein Air Painting, 12th April 2023, Cable Bay 

Meet us on Wednesday, 12th April 2023, 10am at the Cable Bay car park, which is located on the left hand side of the bay before you cross over to Pepin Island. Cable Bay offers lovely views out to the Nelson Bay or inland. Let’s hope the weather holds up. The Cable Bay Cafe is open from 9:30am and we can meet there for coffee after painting. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch,…

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