Bay last weekend. To say that the sky on that
beautiful warm day was spectacular would be an
understatement in the extreme.
I have included a series of photos that I hope will give
you some idea of the incredible aerial extravaganza we
witnessed as we painted. I must say that I sensed at the
outset that I would need to get my sky roughed-in quickly
and then develop it further as things were going to
change and man did they. I often had the feeling that I just may
have started my painting to soon...
The double humped island to the right of the painting middle
is known locally as Little Trial Island because of its
remarkable profile similarity to its much bigger brother
Trial Island, that is home to the historic light station.
The main Trial Island is now an ecological reserve that
harbours several plant species that are no longer found
in other areas around the south Island.
These photos are set up from when I first started
till when we were finishing up...I did hold
back on many more!
Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.