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Spiritual Stuff? Hmmmm…maybe.

Lately I have found myself asking…” why do I paint?” A simple enough question one would think. But to answer that honestly is actually quite hard.  I’m not even sure it has just one answer….it all depends on one’s mood. Sometimes I paint because I need to make something I can sell, ie…to make money. …

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Mother Nature is the best artist😁. Gorgeous pattern and colour in the bark of a maple (I think) tree. Found in Pollard Park, Blenheim I was wishing I had my easel as the autumn day was just glorious 😊

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Sun May 12 2019

Yep...this is The Catlins folks😎😁👍

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Wed May 8 2019

Last one☹ as I'm almost out of the Maniototo. Heading home after 4 fabulous days adventure painting. Mt Ida from Nelson road at the top end of Ida Valley. Oil on board 400x280mm Palette knife Terrible photo from my phone but can't be bothered trying to get it any better... This is number 8...but really must get home...so no time for number 9. Oh well...only need a small excuse to come back😂😎🎨

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Fri May 3 2019

Ultra fast painting😂. 20 minutes maybe? Including set up and cleanup. Couldn't resist stopping. This is the typical Maniototo scene that attracts me...big sky and open spaces, a bit of fog to make it all look more appealing. Mt St Bathans rising from the Mist. Oil on board 400x280mm Palette knife. Something else I've learnt today.. I really don't like using alkyd white paint even mixed with the normal oil....it feels like glue...so think I'll just forgo the faster drying times and stick with genuine oil👍

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Fri May 3 2019

Paint was a bit cold and hard to work this morning... Coalpit Dam Naseby 400x280mm Oil on board. Palette knife

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Thu May 2 2019

Number 5... Roberts Road. Oil on board 400x280 mm Palette knife Sun going down...time to call it a day😁

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Thu May 2 2019

4 down 😁. 5 to go. Taieri river. Waipiata 400x280mm Oil on board Palette knife

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Thu May 2 2019

Number 2 for the day. Still in same place on Naseby Link road. Day has improved😁. Naseby Link road. Maniototo Oil on board 400x280mm Palette knife I had a plan to paint 9 this size before going home tomorrow....failing miserably☹

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Thu May 2 2019