Racing time and tide to get the blow hole working in the pancake formation of the rocks on the West Coast of the South Island was a challenge. I set out with my sketchbook and pastels working quickly at my sketches as the light changed rapidly. It was impossible to get the splash of the blowhole on camera but possible with my sketch to replicate it in motion. In the distance you can see the large expanse of the West Coast with the native bush untouched dropping to the coast line.
To re-interprate the very unusual tide chiselled platforms in the shape of the rocks and their apartment-like surreal city scape took quick notatations in pencil and pastel to work up in colour and form over a period of time in my studio.The breaking of the waves and the blowhole gives the movement required in this dramatic landscape.
I often say that by sketching on site enables me to feel the landscape as well as observe it which creates a three dimensional soft pastel painting with all the senses.
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