Tag Archives: Glenorchy

Field Paintings from New Zealand

The following selection of landscapes were painted in and around the town of Glenorchy on the south island of New Zealand. All are painted in oil on 24″x30″, aluminum panels. More paintings to come.                          

Rolling Landscape

In the environs of Queenstown, NZ, an abundance of cars and trucks sport landscape inspired designs.  A few of these paintings seem motivated by whimsy, but most are the result of commercial interest; the Queenstown area is a Mecca for adventure tourism and the bodies of motor vehicles are prime locations for advertizing tourist related [...]

The Color of Time

At first I thought the color of Glenorchy and the Southern Alps was restrained. The mountains are olive and celadon in the forested parts… golden, where the  tussock grass grows… and slate gray above the bush line. The sky is most often a familiar cerulean… and the water, full of minerals, reflects as emerald and [...]

A Change in the Relationship

I had a crush on Mt. Alfred. Viewed from the lagoon at the north end of Glenorchy, NZ, Mt. Alfred is a self-satisfied thing, its confidence rooted in geometry. The mountain is an isosceles triangle, the left slope equal to the right, and its base exactly twice its height. But the mountain is not stolid; [...]

Glenorchy, NZ

Glenorchy, New Zealand, where I’ll be for the next 8 weeks, sits on a lake that is 100 meters deeper than the surface of the sea and is fed by runoff from mountains named the Remarkables. The lake, Wakatipu, is shaped like a dog’s leg and Glenorchy is on the hip end at the north. [...]