I was determined that it would not be a still life day.
In Petone, there is an artesian well which is the only source of untreated water in the region. Neither chlorine nor fluoride are added and those for whom that is important come from far and wide to collect water in plastic bottles from the faucets provided. Some of the water is diverted to help form a water feature based around a large ceramic installation.
In the evening, I was invited to the opening of an exhibition at the Hutt Art Society. On of the featured artists, Vicky, is the wife of a fellow photographer, and I hold her work in high regard, so I was happy to attend with Mary, prior to going on to a camera club evening.
As usual at such affairs there was wine and finger food and a lot of meeting and greeting. Overall, I thought it was a very good exhibition at which paintings were on display along with some very talented woodworkers.
I had a bias towards two particular works by Vicky which were based on some bird photographs, both of which have appeared in earlier editions of this blog. Vicky has chosen the unusual technique of painting the birds alone, on polished wood. In my opinion, she has done a superb job of capturing the wood pigeon and the white heron, and I regard it as an honour to have provided the photographs.
That’s all for yet another wet night.