Book brings new-found appreciation of watercolours

March 1, 2015

New Zealand in Watercolour, by Denis Robinson (New Holland Publishers, RRP $49.99):

Showcasing a selection of beautiful watercolour paintings by 30 of our leading artists, New Zealand in Watercolour is an affordable coffee table or bookshelf addition for lovers of New Zealand art.

Each of the artists has supplied four or five paintings and they are an amazing display of both incredible Kiwi talent, and incredible Kiwi scenery.

I’ve never been a huge fan of watercolour painting in the past but the images in this book really are beautiful and have given me a new appreciation of the subtlety and technique involved.

As for the subject of the paintings: I think it’s safe to say I’ve always been a fan of our spectacular little country. Add that scenery to the skill of these artists and you’ve got a winner.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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