Big sky at the Stead Street Wharf

Stead Street Wharf in Invercargill is inspiration for the Day 12 painting. As one of my favourite spots to cloud gaze, I chose one of many photographs of the cloud show.

In earlier times the reserve served as Invercargill’s shipping passage to the Foveaux Strait, the rough waterway between Southland and Stewart Island.

At the water’s edge, right next to the vestiges of the old wharf, like to sketch and paint the sky reflecting on the estuary at higher tides within the comfort of my car. No buildings or trees around…this is big sky! 

It feels remote but it is less than 5 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Invercargill CBD. I sometimes grab a takeaway and have lunch there.

The result from Day 12 is titled “Southland Skies – New River Estuary from the Stead Street Wharf I”. 

I invite you to watch the time-lapse video below.

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