What a fun night! Fire roaring keeping our faces all rosy pink even after we derobed our hats, scarfs, jackets, etc., at the door. Pete’s fabulous baking to nibble on between strokes. Arthur’s Pass Alpine Motel were wonderful hosts. Fi had everyone laughing and feeling welcome. Chatter flowing freely. Enthusiasm abounding as they all tried something […]
When you get the opportunity to paint alongside an experienced painter you grab it and that is exactly what I did when it was suggested we go and paint out on location together. How much I have to learn and here is someone who has been on the painting journey for over 35 years as […]
It’s been a while since I’ve been sharing my #Grateful posts on here with you all…apologies. I have been busy doing my first Art Trail exhibition and I have been just a little consumed. (My family think that should read ‘just a LOT consumed’) It’s over now and I have resurfaced for a gulp of air before […]
We found this fallen tree trunk in the Opepe Forest. Trying to get a good photo as reference to paint it, I stepped on it trying to get over and found myself right through it. It had truly surrendered. But it was in it’s surrender that it had given light to the other young trees […]
We’ve all done it… that moment at the bottom of tall trees as you crane your neck backwards searching for the top. I love it and have tried to capture that feeling in this painting. Does the painting make you feel that? Have a look here for more details.
I love the way nature looks after the weak and the young. These bush babies were found nestled among the roots of the magnificent Kahikatea on one of our walks in the Kaimanawa ranges. A few years from now and these young Lancewoods will in turn be giving shelter to other young trees. here’s the […]
A trip to the White Pine Reserve in sunny Hawkes Bay, had us marveling at the beautifully bustressed kahikatea trees. So solid and straight. The light coming through and enveloping the trunk of this one caught my attention. So many little spots of beauty in the bush. 🙂 Check out the link to see more […]
What is your favourite time of day? I wouldn’t call myself a great morning person, but I do love the morning light. It has a beauty all of it’s own. Enough to make it worth getting out of bed for…most of the time. The dog, however, is a great morning, noon and night ‘person’ when […]
Walking in the Kaimanwas on a winter’s afternoon wrapped up all warm against the cold, I found myself looking eagerly for the sunny spots where the sun managed to get through the trees. I was after any warmth possible. Here, ‘neath the Pongas, was a gorgeous sunny spot enveloping us in a kaleidoscope of colour. […]
I think it is my personal favourite in the series. ‘Highlights’ is an acrylic painting on canvas applied with palette knife only. If you follow this link it will take you to see all the details… lyndasymons.com/highlights/ Let me know in the comment box below what you like about it.