Whangarei Heads Harbour, Northland... by Jillian Bryan

Whangarei Heads Harbour, Northland NZ-water colour

This is the Harbour of the city, Whangarei, Northland, NZ where I live.
There are so many beautiful beaches when you leave the Harbour and go down the coast. I absolutely love our little piece of paradise and wouldn't live any where else in the world.
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so peaceful Jillian! I love the soft colors in this beautiful composition Jillian!
20 days ago
Hi Christina, thanks so much, my painting doesn't do justice really.
18 days
lovely, I can see why you love it there :)
20 days
Thanks Loretta, lovely comment :)
18 days
Oh how beautiful and peaceful too!

A nice clear and fluidity effect!

The robust red tree, and orange sands bring balance and delight! High 5's *****
19 days
Wow !!! thanks Angela, such an amazing comment, thank you :)
18 days
I can see why you call it your little piece of paradise. What a beautiful and peaceful place! Gorgeous work, Jillian!
18 days
Hi Mary, we are lucky to live in a beautiful part of our country!!
18 days
Great colors, love the depth in it
16 days
Hi Paul, thank you very much !!
16 days
What a beautiful scenery, so lovely and peaceful! Love your soft colors and the wonderful composition!
16 days
Thanks so much Danielle, delightful comment, appreciated !!
16 days
wish I could do watercolour...love the mix of temperatures, the dark red tree is a nice feature
16 days
Hi Graeme, thanks so much, love your kind words!!
14 days
Beautiful.... I especially like the rocks.. and the sand...the gestalt. I love it
15 days
Hi Cynthia, thank you so much !!
14 days
Dear Jillian, Your work reminds me so much of our beloved late Nyra. She went painting to Heaven and I miss her so much. But now I have you to show me the wonders of your country. Wish you all the best always, Isaura
15 days
Hi Isaura, yes it was incredibly sad to lose Nyra, a lovely lady. I will indeed do some more paintings of my beautiful NZ !! Thank you so much xx
14 days
A lovely watercolour Jillian. Just had to check out Whangarei on Google images. You are so fortunate to live in an absolutely stunning place, I think its quite beautiful
14 days
Hi Barry, that is so wonderful you checked out our little slice of paradise. NZ has always been called Godzone.. The best part is the wonderful fishing not far from home. My husband Pete is happy out fishing while I do some painting !!
14 days
Superb watercolour landscape in your fine style, Jillian. Love it!
Following Barry, I, too, checked on Google. No wonder you love living there!
A most definite Special Favourite for me!
Warmest wishes, Peter
14 days
Hi Peter, so pleased you also took a look at our beautiful piece of NZ. Thanks so much for favouring my painting too !!
14 days
Hi Jillian you captured a nice calmness and beauty in this work, and you are lucky to live in such a lovely place......Michael
12 days
Lovely composition!
11 days
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for Jillian Bryan
Jillian BryanI live in the beautiful Northland of NZ and have been painting on and off since 1980. I use oils/ water colour and pastels. My preferred medium at the moment is water colour. I had formal art tuition with the Northland Society of Arts for many years under several well known artists including Douglas Chowns an International artist of high regard. I also studied Life Drawing with Douglas Chowns for awhile.
I am just loving this inspirational art site so much. It has been such a regular part of my day now just to get my art fix before I start my day! Not being able to go back to work just yet has been wonderful for me to get back into painting again. I could just spend all day painting if I could but it doesn't quite happen that way!!
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