Waipiata Dry Spell February 11, 2021 08:28

The contrasting colours of a dry spell on the back roads around Waipiata caught my eye.  The Maniototo was just on the cusp of a serious drought but that evening it rained heavily much to the relief of local farmers.

I used texture and movement to draw attention to the striking hues of the fields and sky.  I like to consider the image for its varied colour, texture and form rather than pre - visualising it as earth, horizon and sky.

I was also influenced by abstract painters and "painterly" rectangular regions of complimentary colours.  I am particularly drawn to the work of Mark Rothko and very much enjoyed making my photographic interpretation of this type of work.

Waipiata Dry Spell is one of my larger pieces (1030 mm x 830mm - framed) and limited to an edition of 10 prints with 5 now sold.  I have made the print on textured cotton rag fine art paper and printed using archival pigment inks.  The print is finished with a white frame, mat board in white and glazed with conservation clear 99% UV glass.

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