Saturday, October 20, 2018

New Zealand Greenstone Valley

New Zealand Greenstone valley, an original painting of mine

Pounamu refers to several types of hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade, or serpentinite stone found in southern New Zealand. Pounamu is the Māori name. These rocks are also generically known as "greenstone" in New Zealand English

Friday, October 12, 2018

New Zealand Kowhai flowers

The kōwhai is one of the best known native trees in New Zealand and it’s our unofficial national flower.
They are best known for their brilliant yellow flowers that appear in profusion in Spring and stand out among the forest greenery. We love to have kōwhai in our gardens. Kōwhai imagery is popular in art works and has been used on postage stamps and coins.
There is a tree not far from me in flower, so I bought some home and painted some Kowhai fairies, cheers Marie.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

SPRING FLOWERS

A little painting of mine to celebrate Spring here in New Zealand

Saturday, August 18, 2018

New Zealand wood pigeon

New Zealand native wood pigeon ( Kereru)
This large and distinctively-coloured pigeon is a familiar sight to many New Zealanders. This is because the New Zealand pigeon (or kereru) has a widespread distribution through the country, being present in extensive tracts of native forest, and rural and urban habitats, including most cities. As well as allowing close approach, it often roosts conspicuously, such as on powerlines or on the tops of trees. The distinctive sound of its wing beats in flight also draws attention. Kereru also frequently feature on works of art, such as paintings and sculptures.I am lucky that we have these birds in our garden, and as blossom is starting to form I thought I would combine the two. Cheers Marie.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Moss and stick house


Today I made my little house, with found sticks and moss in my garden.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Lake Wanaka in New Zealand

This photo I took in the South Island of New Zealand

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

A wool New Zealand sheep

For sale here
Made with New Zealand wool in New Zealand