5x7 inches, acrylic on paper
I took a break from ravens this afternoon to participate in this month's Virtual Paintout. I realized once I virtually "drove" all over the southern island, that (1) lots of the country is very rural, (2) most of the coastal areas get lots of rain, clouds, and fog while the interior is sunnier, and (3) there are vast areas that are much flatter than I ever imagined. I had some sort of Hobbit-land in my mind when I went searching for something to paint.
I was interested in this month's paintout in particular because I know a little about a fellow reader who lives in Christchurch, where she and her husband have suffered through months of earthquakes, seemingly every week. I pay attention to the news from there now, which is one good way the internet is bringing people of the world closer together.