The Three Nikau’s
Watercolour 45 x 35 cm
Part of the wonder of the Te Hapu property is the presence of so many Nikau palms along this western coastal strip. While I was near the homestead, these three Nikaus down below near the coastline marked the spot where to access the beach. By the time I reached them, I was seduced by their magical charm, to where I could actually see the colours of the rainbow reflecting from the sunlight touching them.
From the beach side, you see the lovely rocky backdrop on the sloping hills. Using watercolours, I aimed at keeping the painting clean and fresh as well as richly colourful.