Just before Christmas I had the pleasure of decorating a friends office wall with a quick chalk sketch. Fast forward three months down the track and well, that decorated Pohutukawa tree is a little outdated calendar wise… So they asked me back in to create them a new scene for the wall. This is what I came up with :
Initially the idea was to do something to do with the changing of the seasons. However here in New Zealand we don’t really get any of the colour changing trees, or a fall harvest of pumpkins. So I thought I’d go with a beach scene with Toi Toi and other such grasses in yellows, browns and oranges. Only, after sketching in the Dunes, it was looking a little too much like the dry farmlands up and down the country thanks to the drought thats been going on… Bit of a problem really.
After a quick colour change to swap the orange out for greens, I was left with a much fresher image – Something to remember our wonderful summer by instead. Personally I would love a beach in my office, if I was going to have to work in one…
Just picture friday drinks, beach picnic styles with a couple of blankets on the floor and maybe a beach umbrella or even a palm tree thrown in for added tropicalness!
And yeah, those are a couple of sneaky easter eggs you see hiding down there at the end. Decided to throw them in, what with easter hitting us right around the corner… Strategically placed so they can be removed once the holiday has passed.