…the beauty of simple things.
Had fun with this. It’s been really hot here today, and the waterpaints were drying pretty much as soon as I got them on the paper – which meant my sky wash turned out all streaky. However a bit of gouche later and it ended up a lot better.
Every day on our walk we pass this giant cactus, and right now it is covered in glorious white blooms…
Thought I’d try just dropping random colours onto the paper and seeing what could be made of it…
loved the shapes and colours…
…and even the black and white of it.
Couldn’t leave well enough along, and darkened this painting – like the first one better!
I had fun with the texture of the metal fence, and loved the shadow…then I thought the shadow should be darker.
but I was wrong 🙂
This delightful sculpture by Whanganui artist Joan Bullock Morrell is called Protection in Adversity, and has certainly suffered some adversity itself. It was first made in concrete in 1972 for Moutoa Gardens (Pākaitore), and was destroyed in 1995 during the occupation of the park. The statue was recommissioned in 2003 and Morrell had it cast in bronze.