Sand hills and Solitutude - Northland - Unkovich

This painting is one in a series focusing on the vast areas of shifting sand dunes in Northern New Zealand. Of particular interest to me is the ability of the sand to take on so many widely varying shades of colour under the different light conditions. Also of interest is that although the dune scape looks barren and lifeless (an impression added to in no small measure by the ability to swallow anything in its way) it does in fact support quite an extensive ecosystem.