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Brown Acre, Motueka; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1970; 509

Brown Acre, Motueka; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1970; 509
Brown Acre, Motueka
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A watercolour painting of a building with Brown Acre (hill) rising up in the background.
Date Made
Medium and Materials
Watercolour on paper
Place Made
Subject and Association Keywords
Landscapes/Regional landscapes/Tasman landscapes
New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Motueka
Subject and Association Description
Toss Woollaston’s return to Riwaka in 1968 meant a return to the old haunts that had always inspired him. He spent much time painting throughout the region where he had first discovered his vocation. He wrote of his new home; “We have moved into the sun … Fine open space, hills to look up to westward, and far off mountains southward” (Trevelyan, 2004, p.337).

Woollaston described his watercolour painting as "a rapid medium for striking quickly – while the iron is hot, so to speak – and so I like it best in summer, when what is put down dries at once and can take more, almost as fast as I can think" (Barnett, 1991, p.77).

Woollaston Davies Collection
Credit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979
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Landscapes/Regional landscapes/Tasman landscapes

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