Mauao Caught by the Morning Sun: NZ Landscape


A large 22″ x 28″ (560 mm x 710mm) Acrylic Painting on Canvas 1.45″ wide (37 mm)

Finished beautifully front and back.  Signed on the front with my signature in gold pen and dated on the back.  This is one of my original paintings so it is signed Kirsten Heaslip my maiden name.

Protected with a matt sealant to protect against uv light to stop fading.

This piece is hand painted on box canvas.   This painting has many acrylic layers that build up the colours and depth.

This comes ready to hang and shipped in safe packaging.  This painting was completed in 2014.  The watermark logo seen in the image is to prevent the image being used without permission.

Please allow one week to process your order, whilst I make sure it is in pristine condition and create postage packaging for safe shipment.  I’ll be in contact with the exact timeframes to ship it to your destination.

It is advisable to measure out the painting using the dimensions above, to make sure it will fit your space perfectly. In-situ images are not to be used as a guide.

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Original acrylic painting of the Mount Maunganui round the base walk painted by Kirsten McIntosh – ‘Mauao Caught by the Morning Sun’

Mauao Caught by the Morning Sun has recently been updated. This picture was taken whilst I walked around the base of Mount Maunganui.  Mauao which was caught by the Morning Sun.

The painting was originally named Rabbit Island.  The island you can see through the beautiful Pohutukawas.  I thought that I would update this painting so I added some rich red flowers to the Pohutukawa trees.

It is a spectacular walk which many people do every day.

Mount Maunganui is a very special place for my family and I.  We use to holiday there as children.  We spent many fun filled hours at the Mount.  For example we would swim, fish and of course walk up and around the Mount.  Without a doubt one of the most beautiful walks I have been on with every corner uncovering an amazing view.  Because of this my two boys and I recently walked it and undoubtedly found an adventure along the way.

The challenge in this painting was the sea and the rocks and all of the tree foliage, however it was a very enjoyable process.

On the whole a great portion of my paintings involve water.  There is something special about being near the sea, surf, lakes or rivers.

As a rule I always want my works to look consistent.  Hence only six or seven colours are used in my paintings.  I am trying to achieve harmony within the painting and my whole landscape series.

Prints of this artwork are available on request through my contact page.

Thanks for viewing.

Additional information

Weight1.0 kg
Dimensions22 × 1.45 × 28 in


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