This painting was done over three short sessions when the weather permitted, and is of a sunny day in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. My wife and I were very fortunate as this was the view from our room, Ferguson Unit 8, Chateaux Tongariro, New Zealand (when the weather was clear!) We could see for miles across the national park, many different colours of vegetation and animals enjoying the environment.
This is an Oil painting of my wife Fiona in Thailand that I started many years ago and never finished until recently. It was done from photos taken on a day trip to a beautiful national park on a great day out, that also inspired many other pieces. I think I never finished it because we moved house as I was painting it, then I started to use Acrylic Paints more and so it got left to one side. It was always my intention to complete it and recently I got an Oil Portrait commission that gave me the perfect opportunity to work with Oils again and the push I needed to finish this piece.