Flight to Battle Hill #2

The 2nd of 3 of Te Rangihaeata and Ngati Toa vacating their pa at Pauatahanui for Battle Hill in 1847.

2 changes to my usual – first, pre-planning the general colour scheme compared to making it up as I go (on a warm foreground/cooler background basis, which takes you only so far I think); and secondly, more economy of line. In my only art class, back in the early 90’s, one task was to create movement using only 7 lines – a good challenge for a (day job) lawyer given all the detail involved in that but I was happy with my cyclist image, still have it.

Based on Kandinsky’s Improvisation 19 (1911). Oils on board 12″x12″

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