Pohutukawa over Rangitoto: NZ Landscape Painting


A large 24″ x 36″ (610mm x 910mm) Acrylic and Resin Painting on Canvas 1.45″ wide (37 mm)

Finished beautifully front and back.  Signed on the front with my signature in gold pen.

It is painted on the edges so no need for framing.

Protected with resin which is hard wearing and easy to wipe down.

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

This painting was completed in 2016.

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‘Pohutukawa over Rangitoto’:  An Original New Zealand Landscape painting of a Pohutukawa sitting in the forefront with Rangitoto in the Distance by Artist Kirsten McIntosh

In New Zealand at summer time the Pohutukawa flowers bloom.  We refer to them as the New Zealand Christmas Tree.

Whilst visiting Auckland I stopped and caught this image of this Pohutukawa tree in bloom.  The amazing Rangitoto Island is the backdrop.  The original image had a pole in the middle and originally I had painted this.  I soon realised that it is good to edit out parts of an image that stop the flow of the composition.

The details of the tree petals were challenging as well as the pohutukawa flowers and also the ripples in the sea.

I enhanced the colours of the original image to give it a more contemporary feel.

This piece is finished in Resin to give it a glossy glass like finish.  Which I feel adds a contemporary feel to the painting.

I’d love for you to check out some of my other landscape paintings.

Please note that due to the reflective nature of resin the photograph is showing some reflections.

Thank for viewing.

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Dimensions24 × 1.45 × 36 in


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