En Plein Air

En plein air is French for outdoors… plein air painting is the act of painting outdoors. As a pianist practices scales, a painter benefits much from the discipline of heading outdoors to paint. One learns to work fast and free, to observe and see the big compositional shapes. The light changes fast and the bugs can bite, both great motivations to keep it simple. The major benefit I have found though is the glorious meditative aspect of standing and observing a scene for an hour or so. When else do we ever do that?!  It’s so precious to carve out this time to get filled up in creation.

Paintings with red dots have been sold or gifted, while the remainder are available for purchase
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Maitai River Rapids (2019, Week 19). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Panel.

Gate to Orchard (2019, Week 18). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Paper.

ANZAC Morning (2019, Week 17). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Paper.

Pepin Is Trees (2019, Week 16). 205 mm x 250 mm. Acrylic on Paper.

Sunday Hole (2019, Week 14). 305 mm x 230 mm. Oil on Panel.

Close Up Sunday Hole (2019, Week 14). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Paper.

At Broadgreen Gardens (2019, Week 10). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Panel.

Queens Gardens Trees (2019, Week 7). 290 mm x 308 mm.

Ligar Bay Bach (2019, Week 2). 205 mm x 400 mm. Oil on Canvas.

Maitai Hill (2018). 290 mm x 308 mm.

Lake Rotoiti from the Base of Mount Robert (2018). 290 mm x 410 mm. Oil on Paper (Framed).

Haven Mudflats (2018). 290 mm x 308 mm.

Farm View Horses (2018). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Panel.

Atawhai Catamaran (2018). 230 mm x 305 mm.

Maitai Valley (2019, Week 20). 305 mm x 230 mm. Oil on Panel.

Moutere Farm (2019, Week 18). 150 mm x 250 mm. Oil on Paper.

ANZAC Evening (2019, Week 17). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Paper.

Pepin Is Cliffs (2019, Week 16). 230 mm x 305 mm. Acrylic on Paper.

Saxton Carpark Trees (2019, Week 14). 205 mm x 250 mm. Oil on Panel.

Richmond Hills (2019, Week 13). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Paper.

Tahunanui Trees (2019, Week 11). 305 mm x 230 mm. Oil on Paper.

Nelson Wharf  (2019, Week 7). 255 mm x 355 mm.

Nelson Wharf (2019, Week 7). 255 mm x 355 mm.

Tata Beach (2018). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Panel.

Maitai Farm (2018). 205 mm x 250 mm. Watercolour on Paper.

Lake Rotoiti Early Morning Mist (2018). 290 mm x 410 mm. Oil on Canvas.

Haven and Fifeshire Rock (2018). 205 mm x 250 mm. Oil on Panel.

Estuary from Rough Island (2018). 305 mm x 405 mm. Oil on Canvas.

88 Valley Farm Shed (2018). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Canvas.

Richmond Pond (2019, Week 19). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Panel.

Bay from Sitting Room (2019, Week 17). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Paper.

View from Deck (2019, Week 16). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Panel.

Branford Trees (2019, Week 15). 205 mm x 250 mm. Oil on Panel.

Maitai Homes (2019, Week 14). 305 mm x 230 mm. Oil on Paper.

From Rosses (2019, Week 13). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Panel.

Rosses Willows Maitai (2019, Week 8). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Paper.

The Glade (2019, Week 2). 250 mm x 250 mm. Oil on Canvas.

Golden Bay Through Trees (2018). 250 mm x 250 mm. Oil on Canvas.

Lake Rotoiti Lake Head (2018). 200 mm x 255 mm. Oil on Panel (Framed).

Golden Bay Farm Sheds (2018). 205 mm x 250 mm. Oil on Panel.

Black Hole (2018). 230 mm x 305 mm. Oil on Panel.

88 Valley Farm Cottage (2018). 290 mm x 308 mm.