Napier gouache paintings

Blogs been neglected somewhat. I've been busy with Python lately - creating stuff with pygame.

Here are paintings I did from life during my time in Napier.


Everyday I went for a walk when I was in Napier. Majority of these walks were into town - to the waterfront. It was very hot during the day so the evening was the best time for me to be outside - it didn't get dark till late. 


I painted the same landscape multiply times - the view was South. This was one of my first ones - where I'm still warming up 


This was one of my first paintings I did in Napier. I did this outside a suburbs shops - so not directly in town. The paper only handles one layer of paint - I really should be using thicker paper. 


My least favorite out of the lot.


Right side of the previous painting. Capturing the trees scaling into the foreground. A nice blue would help. 


One of the major differences I notice with painting is the lack of detail I'm able to get - with drawing I can capture small drawings - painting tends to be more of a impression. I think I will always enjoy drawing more. 


Another street view. Paints great with how quickly it spreads. Roger always said 'painting is easier because it spreads quickly' when comparing it to painting. Very true - I can cover more of a area with paint than draw and not get tired. 


This was a favorite landscape. The reds in the sea helps. 

That's all for now folks.