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Skippers Canyon, Queenstown

Visiting this old gold mining canyon is an adventure. Heavy vehicle/tractor access via a single lane gravel road dropping vertically away with no roadside barriers. Very surreal, especially in thick winter snow. 10 more words

Alistair McDonald

Temple in Bangkok

Sketched this in Bangkok in April 1978. Since then, the blue ballpoint ink almost completely faded and acid spots have come through the paper. So have just re-inked it. Should see me out!

Alistair McDonald

Te kapata

While I’ve been semi hibernatory (the end I feel is nigh) I have been working on this little community project.

This Saturday the community group I belong to (Ranui Residents Association) will open a cupboard. 177 more words

New Zealand

Dunedin, Wellington 'best cities to live in'

‘Best city’ surveys give a bit of an indication of what people think but there are many factors to consider, like family, work, weather, education, health and what you are familiar with. 414 more words


Ken Gray's Last Ride

Ken Gray was a famous All Black (NZ Rugby player) of the late 60’s, now passed on. His family farm is above the inlet across from my place (per gallery photo). 47 more words

Alistair McDonald

Milford Sound, Fiordland

This one seemed to have a mind of its own regardless of what I intended at the start. However, big scene/small canvas = small brushes = fiddly/stylistic, so I think I set that up. 16 more words

Alistair McDonald

Boatsheds at Oriental Bay #4

My entry into The Friends of Pataka (Porirua Museum) annual exhibition starting this week, plus #1,#2 and #3 (acrylics) attached. Oils 500×500

Alistair McDonald