A walk around Lake Te Koutu today. Moorhens and ducks feeding their young and a pukeko who clearly had attitude!
Although I enjoy photographing them I don't usually to paint animals and birds, but this image of a work I did as part of a commission for a Waikato vet clinic was an exception - entitled 'Bos Longifrons at Kakepuku' it depicted the earliest breed of dairy cow (a skull found in a bog in Ireland some years ago), competing with the modern day version with reference to the AI methods used. All this against a backdrop of Kakepuku mountain. One of the Narrative paintings.
Painting is a Hard Wired Blog
New Zealand Artist
"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".