|"Wellington Bay-NZ" 6x9 watercolor|
Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and is on the southern tip of the north island. It's on the shores of a protected harbor with views across the azure water to green hills and blue mountains in the distance. I painted this sitting in a park bench on the waterfront, on a very windy gray day.
Wellington reminded me a lot of San Francisco with well maintained houses perched on rounded green hills. Our driver, Colin showed us how some of the homes have such a steep access to the access road, that they have a garage built into the bottom of the hill and a mini gondola that brings people and groceries up the hill to the house. Where, of course, they have spectacular views like this.