New Zealand Waters,Barbara Haviland

New Zealand Waters

by Barbara Haviland in Landscapes

This painting is done in oils on a canvas.

I had some reference photos from New Zealand.I watched a video from the area and then painted.

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The history of New Zealand dates back approximately 700 years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians, who developed a distinct Māori culture. Like other Pacific cultures, Māori society was centred on kinship links and connection with the land but, unlike them, it was adapted to a cool, temperate environment rather than a warm, tropical one.

The first European explorer known to sight New Zealand was Dutch navigator Abel Tasman on 13 December 1642.[1] He explored and charted the coastline but never landed. Captain James Cook, who reached New Zealand in October 1769 on the first of his three voyages, was the first European explorer to circumnavigate and map New Zealand.[2]

From the late 18th century, the country was regularly visited by explorers and other sailors, missionaries, traders and adventurers. In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and various Māori chiefs, bringing New Zealand into the British Empire and giving Māori the same rights as British subjects. However, disputes over the differing translations of the Treaty and settler desire to acquire land from Māori led to the New Zealand Wars from 1843.Posted on November 15, 2019. Share on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

Published by barbarahaviland2014

New Web Site https://BarbaraHavilandArt.com WE have just recently moved the Woodville,Texas. So far, we are both loving the country. I create art for me. I love love doing this. I am a wife,mother,daughter,retired banker and an artist. I started painting in 1976 and was hooked. I have never been bored creating a painting. The subjects are endless. I have been frustrated, but never bored, I will try all subjects, landscape, floral, seascape, still life, and portraits. I belong to several art groups Outdoor Painters Society Oil Painters of America Artists of Texas EBSQart Tyler County Art League Livingston Art League When not painting, I love to be with my family. My husband is my best friend and we have been married for 57 years. We travel this great country.

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