Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day #3 of the 60/60 Painting Challenge

Three paintings done - 57 to go!  I painted this 8" x 8" oil yesterday afternoon on the road to the Big Omaha Wharf at Whangateau.  The original wharf was built in the 1850's and was recently restored as a historic building.  As New Zealand's was settled from the 1840's on, the wharf is an old building for this country.   The title, Pohutakawa at Whangateau, refers to the pohutakawa tree which blooms red in December and is also called New Zealand's Christmas Tree.  Whangateau is the wide-spot-in-the-road where I painted.

Pohotukawa at Whangateau
8" x 8" oil on gessoed board

As it rained most of the day, we painted from inside the wharf.

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