A little adventure with broad brush and colour….
The Routeburn Track in Fiordland is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. It’s 37km and 3 days worth, or 2 longish ones in my case with the weather closing in (of course some over-achievers run it in an afternoon). The range of scenery – mountains, waterfalls, beech and fern forests, epic glacial valleys and tarns, ending beside Lake Wakatipu in hobbit country – is a bit special. See for example pics at https://jontynz.com/2016/04/09/routeburn-track/
Many of the impressionist works I saw in Europe last NH summer were, it seemed, finished off with confident brushwork and relatively small brushes given the sizes of the work. I tried mid-sized flat brushes here but reverted more to smaller ones as it developed – partly as the initial can do/confidence ebbed away, although smaller ones made sense for the background. The sky is stolen from Van Gogh…
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