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May 2016

Autumn Song

Autumn song with flowers

Just listed on Felt NZ, a new painting inspired by Autumn leaves. Autumn Song is made with mixture of exotic and native foliage. I love this time of year with all the gorgeous autumn leaves colouring the view from our windows.

When a sighing begins
In the violins
Of the autumn-song,
My heart is drowned
In the slow sound
Languorous and long

(from Chanson d’automne, Autumn Song by Paul Verlaine)

Autumn song detail

 

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Garden pictures

Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums, acrylic on watercolour paper

I’ve been doing some garden portraits in preparation for a book project. The foliage used in these for the leaf printing is all from my own little garden. I’ve been experimenting with some new leaves, the result is a mixture of New Zealand natives and exotics. I really like how the nasturtiums turned out and how the pictures remind me of childhood explorations of suburban gardens.

Nasturtium detail

If you are interested in commissioning a garden portrait done in this way from your own garden please contact corokiastudio@gmail.com. (Only available for Auckland residents at this stage!)

Whimsy garden

Whimsy Garden, acrylic on watercolour paper

Whimsy garden detail

 

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