My first painting of the Lake Wanaka area. A small willow tree in the lake, sprouted from a post and wire fence of 100 years ago which prevented sheep from wandering off the farm to visit town.
Following promotion by local tourist agencies, #thatwanakatree is recently global on instagram and is now over-run and damaged by people climbing all over it for selfies – a bit like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife (… or not much like that at all, as you prefer).
Oils 90x60cm. This one got picked up online by NZ Artists Magazine
More info and some nice photos at https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/79389598/that-wanaka-tree–the-little-fence-post-that-determined-to-live