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After a lot of thought I decided to try capture some of the essence of Pierneef's stye, rather than take a specific picture as inspiration, and imagine what he might have painted if he had visited New Zealand during his life. This was also driven by the overwhelming feel of vast landscapes in his work, a feeling I had experienced at first hand during our three month tour of NZ. I was influenced mainly by three of his pictures, and decided the sky had to be a major factor, together with a feeling of looking into the distance and seeing the landscape draw you in. I chose one of my own photographs from our trip, increased the sky area and simplified the foreground. I have used screen prints of the flower of the NZ flax to frame the picture, in the same way as Pierneef used the trees, but now think I should have used a more contrasting colour.
Here are the three paintings that inspired me, and my own photograph from NZ.