Michael Smither is the painter of Rocks With Mountain art print. Smither is a well known contemporary New Zealand artist.
The print favors hues in grey and blue with a balancing element in red. An unusual perspective portraits Mount Taranaki which leads the observer’s eye from a front-centered close-up view of rounded rocks surrounding a waterhole becoming smaller and smaller towards the distant horizon. There a red tractor stops the eye before it wanders to the snow-capped Mt. Taranaki.The Mountain peaks proudly into a cloudless blue sky.
It is a popular non-limited print edition that beautifully celebrates the different textures that come together. There is the distinct smooth round shape of the pebbles and the clear transparent and insubstantial element of the water bordered by rounded stones. Then there is the snowy mountain top breaking through the clearness of the sky. Using the size of the pebbles in the front in the same size the red tractor appears in the distance, the artist masterfully creates the impression of vastness and resulting in a landscape with depth.
Mount Taranaki has two official names. The second name is Mount Egmont. It is a dormant volcano in the Taranaki Region on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island.
Here, the red color splash of the print finds reflection in the home decor. Two throw pillows in shades of the faint red of the tractor decorate a blue armchair. Both display a fragmented circle pattern.Continue reading “Rocks With Mountain Art Print By Michael Smither”