Friday, February 21, 2014

"Wellington Bay–New Zealand"

"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.


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