"Mist Over Moonshine"
Moonshine lies between Wellington and the southern end of the Tararua Ranges. In the days when I was getting into the hills most weekends, this was a very favorite place to go for day trips.
The name is quite evocative – it makes one think of mystery, intrigue, rural living, and for some reason it also conjures up overtones of moonlight and benevolent 'magic'. From out in these hills one did in fact get some quite magical glimpses of Wellington Harbour, the beauty of which is hard to beat on a good day.
I doubt these hills are in tussock now – they have probably been converted to pine plantations, which would be a pity because the bare shapes of the rippling hills and the golden tussock grass were a joy to walk in.
The painting is Acrylic on canvas board. Size 10in x 8in. Artist's Collection.
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