Saturday 24 March 2018

painting mount aspiring

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.

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