Nov 2010

By: Sacha Lees  05-Apr-2012

'Klondyke' - Oil on canvas

Oil painting commission of the Klondyke area downstream of the Rangitata river gorge within the Canterbury region. South Island, New Zealand.

This painting was required in a very short timeline and I found myself rushing out south to capture  some early morning action.

This area along with the inclusion of water was requested as it was relevant to the Clients business. I thought it was a lovely way to show appreciation to an retiring employee. 

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