Kina Peninsula, Tasman, from Harley Road; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1970; 532


Kina Peninsula, Tasman, from Harley Road

About this object

A watercolour landscape of Kina Peninsula from Harley Road, south east of Motueka.



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Medium and Materials

Watercolour and pencil on paper

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes/Regional landscapes/Tasman landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Kina Peninsular

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).

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

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