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Plein Air Painting, 14th April 2021, Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond

Meet us for plein air painting on 14th April 2021, 10am at Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond. Silvan is a beautiful private property with a lake amongst forest trees. The leaves are about to change colour and the lake is always a lovely subject to paint, no matter what season it is.  Directions: Please park your car in the parking area by the shed. Be mindful not to drive anywhere on the lawn (we caused some damage before and don’t want…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Riwaka Wharf

The Riwaka Wharf was one of the most beautiful plein air painting areas that I have ever been to. We had the choice between boats, batches, boat houses, islands and the Richmond hills in the background. This time I painted with oils and stayed small (6x8"), which allowed me to finish the painting in about one hour. Also, I made sure that the sun didn't hit my canvas or palette while I was painting. It helped a lot with getting…

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Plein Air Painting, 7th April 2021, Wharf Road, Riwaka

Meet us for plein air painting on 7th April 2021, 10am, at Wharf Road in Riwaka. It will be high tide and we will be able to paint water and boats with the Richmond hills in the background.  Directions: To get to the above area you go through Motueka and over the Motueka Bridge. After the bridge you take the first right which is Lodder Lane. Kidder Lane leads directly onto Wharf Road. The inlet to which you refer is narrow…

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Plein Air Painting, 31st March 2021, 10am, Broadgreen Historic House, Stoke

Meet us for plein air painting on 31st  March 2021, 10am, at Broadgreen Historic House, 276 Nayland Road, Nelson, where the roses should be blooming. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning, except the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please contact me if you like regular updates by email.

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Plein Air Painting, 24th March 2021, 10am, McKee Memorial Reserve, Ruby Bay 

Meet us for plein air painting on 24th March 2021, 10am, at the McKee Memorial Reserve, 1354 The Coastal Highway, Ruby Bay. The McKee Reserve offers the ocean and mountains.  Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch, good weather and maybe a swim suit… If you have any suggestions on where to go for plein air, please let me know and I will include it in the list. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday…

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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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