Ramblings of a much published New Zealand author - 25 August 2012
Although this is the oldest surviving church in New Zealand it's pretty boring shape-wise; just a box with a pent-house roof and a tiny belfry! In the final rendering that appeared in my book I made one of the oldest gravestones more prominent than the church itself. Artist's licence again.
I sat under a tree on a hot day and left out the visitors while reflecting that the worst part about drawing en plein air is that you can suffer: 1. Tourists breathing down your neck. 2. Dogs peeing against your leg. 3. Children jogging your art arm or 4. A sudden shower.
© DON DONOVAN