Riwaka Wharf; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1970; 524
Riwaka WharfAbout this object
A watercolour painting in rich yellow tones describing a small red roofed building seemingly perched at the edge of a wall. Behind the house, the shoreline curves to the left with a mountain range in the background.Maker
1970Medium and Materials
Watercolour on paperPlace Made
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 CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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