|Mount Aspiring (centre) and Mount Avalanche (left) from Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka|
Mount Aspiring is the gem of the mountains near my home. It even has a whole national park named after it. I was lucky enough to climb it with David and our friend Lexi in 2012 - a really stunning climb up the Northwest Ridge in absolutely perfect weather.
Of course I've painted it many times before, but seem to have done quite a few new ones in the last month.
First a sketch of it from Liverpool Ridge. David and I hiked about 25km and up and down a big hill so that I could do this sketch. That shows real love, I reckon, if David is able to indulge me in that kind of whim :-)
|Watercolour sketch of Mt Aspiring from Liverpool Ridge|
|Sketching Mt Aspiring from Liverpool Ridge|
Back home I used my sketch to do a 'real' painting...
|Watercolour painting of Mt Aspiring from the original sketch done on site.|
Then from Glendhu Bay with the Wanaka Painter's Group on a stunner of the day, with Lake Wanaka like glass.
|Watercolour sketch of Mt Aspiring from Glendhu Bay|
|Wanaka Painter's Group sketching Mt Aspiring from Glendhu Bay|
And the finished painting based on my on site sketch...
|Painting of Mt Aspiring and Mt Avalanche from Glendhu Bay, Wanaka|
I will be releasing the 2 finished watercolour paintings towards the end of the month. Visit my website for more information.