Mt Taranaki…

….was finished this week after a bit of a rework – not a major one though.   Mt Taranaki, which I must confess I still think fondly of as Mt Egmont is a volcano on the West Coast of the North Island in New Zealand.  Here is the painting in it’s various incarnations.

The Underpainting ……

Underpainting - Mt Taranaki II

Mt Taranaki II

Is it finished yet?

Mt Taranaki

Mt Taranaki II


Not quite…..

A bit more tweaking is required.

Mt Taranaki

Mt Taranaki II Oils on Canvas  22″x18″


It is interesting, the evolvement – is that a word ( I wonder),  of a painting.  Why take the trees out and change the light .  The question becomes – what is the painting about.  As soon as you put a poplar tree in there, the hand of man is felt.  It is a distraction from the essence of the landscape. The painting is still about the light, but more subtly. It is about the bones of the land, it’s magic and it’s majesty perhaps….. or it could be about something else entirely – as the viewer – you must decide.


Next Thursday’s Post: Southland

Next Monday’s Post: Enhancing Your Creativity Part II

Posted By: Kadira Jennings

Tagged with: