Thursday, May 21, 2015

out and about with my sketchbook


Winter has arrived with a bang and after about 10 days of continuous rain (more rain in one go than I ever remember), the sun came out, the clouds cleared and revealed the mountains all covered in fresh snow. Just beautiful. So when my husband suggested a little adventure in our local Mount Aspiring National Park, I packed my tiny sketchbook and watercolours and tried to capture the scene.

Here in New Zealand, the big mountains have snow all year round and native trees don't lose their leaves. Unless you know the scene well, you can't tell if a picture is a summer one or a winter one. So I'm telling you that in this scene is a winter one and you can't see me drawing in a big down jacket, beanie and gloves :-)


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