Sunday, 14 July 2013


6" x 8" on Windpower
On Auction at Daily Paintworks

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After I finished my rendition of Two Tahitian Women by Paul Gaugin, I had the urge to look through my reference photos from Polynesia. The region has spectacular cloud formations, sunrises and sunsets. So much so that I was inspired to divert my attention from my National Parks series to work with my references. Yesterday I painted, SAILING HOME which is focused on the water and today it's the turn of the clouds. You may be surprised to hear that both paintings were used the same reference photo.  

This wonderful cloud formation was captured quite a long way out at sea. If you've ever been on an ocean liner, cruise ship, or boat you know that low cloud on the horizon often indicates land. When I lived in Australia my view was over 'the ditch' towards New Zealand several hundred miles away and we often saw a thin line of clouds like this in the distance: That is why NZ is called 'the land of the long white cloud'.

This lovely peaceful sceneis just before sunset in that lazy hour where you sip sun-downers and enjoy beauty and tranquility.

Cat # 13172