'Winter in the Waikato' uses mixed media on canvas to convey the cool tones and bare branches in the Waikato landscape. The falling leaves, with frost still on them was an idea that emerged from the photos I took in my dressing gown early one frosty morning, of the fallen leaves still with their Autumnal colours and a coating of white 'icing'. The latter was depicted using a heavy acrylic medium with salt!
"Colour is the influence of the soul: colour is a keyboard, the eyes are the hammers and the soul is the piano with many strings. The artists the hand that plays, touching one key or another purpose fully, to create vibrations of the soul". Wassily Kandinsky