Somes Island from Petone Foreshore by Bruce Ingoe

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Somes Island from Petone Foreshore by Bruce Ingoe

Oil on canvas
28cm x 33cm, framed

Head for the Hills
2 to 31 May 2024

Painting a landscape on location, in ever-changing conditions, is an intense experience, to capture the feeling and spirit of a particular time and place. To feel the heat of the day, to smell the dust or the scent of approaching rain, pine needles, the sweet smell of silage, the glare of the sun on water. The studio allows time to create depth, to work a larger canvas, creating big skies and allowing the eye to follow trails across the scene.

I am drawn to our local landscapes, the grand vistas and tick box locations I leave for others while I try to capture those we drive past everyday, glance at over the fence or catch out the laundry window on an early morning. I started painting young, in oils, and have always done so. The richness and depth of colours attracts me and the smell is the icing on the cake.

En Plein Air

The French term for painting outside on location, this painting has been started and completed on location in various corners of Wellington and the Wairarapa. Painting at speed is a requirement to beat the movement of the sun which in turn moves the shadows and changes the colours of the scene. Time is of the essence!


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