Over the last year or so I have become interested in corner views from roads particularly in the Awakino Gorge. The Awakino Gorge has numerous sharp corners, cuttings, big hills and lots of trees - both introduced and native. And of course the river.
The views also depend on the weather, the time of the day ( if sunny or overcast), and through the seasons .Always something to see.
Hockney, after living in California for many years, has returned to his native Yorkshire and is now recording scenes close to where he now lives..
Another artist who interests me is Dick Frizzell - in particular his paintings of the Manawatu Gorge
I have driven through the Awakino Gorge countless times and as a result have picked out a number
|Idea from Dick Frizzell|
Now I prefer to be the passenger - you see so much more.
I have, using my photos as a reference, made several drawing of scenes and have one painting in progress of which I am unsure how to finish.
|Unfinished Awakino painting|