Katja_Schmitt_Doubtful_Sound_01_Pastel_Painting_Collage
Sound of Silence No. 1 | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 cm x 56 cm 

You can read about the painting process here on this page: Making-of “Sound of Silence No. 1”

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Fox Glacier 1 Pastel Painting
“Fox Glacier” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 56 x 42 cm 

There is a blog post about the creation of this painting: Making-of “Fox Glacier”

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Abel Tasman 1 Pastel Painting
“Abel Tasman No. 1” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 56 x 42 cm 

This ist the first of several paintings inspired by the hike around the Abel Tasman National Park.

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Abel Tasman 2 Pastel Painting Collage
“Abel Tasman No. 2” | Fine Art Pastel Paintingl | 56 x 42 cm 

I have said this before: for me, this place offers the perfect combination of a forest right next to the sea!

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Wanaka 2 Pastel Painting Collage
“Evening at Lake Wanaka No. 2” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 100 x 70 cm 

My New Year’s Eve walk at Lake Wanaka will always be one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Cardrona 1 Pastel Painting Collage
“Cardrona Flowers” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 56 x 42 cm 

This pastel painting was inspired by the flowers we found in the Cardrona valley.

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Taiaroa Dunedin 1 Pastel Painting Collage
“Taiaroa Head” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 x 56 cm 

This is the view from the Royal Albatross Centre (Taiaroa Head) across the bay towards Dunedin.

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Aoraki Mt Cook Lake Pukaki 1 Pastel Painting 4
“Aoraki and Lake Pukaki No. 1” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 56 x 42 cm 

The Aoraki/Pukaki paintings show scenes that took place not even 24 hours apart from each other.

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Aoraki Mt Cook Lake Pukaki 2 Pastel Painting Collage
“Aoraki and Lake Pukaki No. 2” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 56 x 42 cm 

I LOVE Blue. I think I should spend a month in the area around Aoraki / Lake Pukaki just to be able to paint all the shades of blue…

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Doubtful Sound Fiordland 2 Pastel Painting Collage
“Sound of Silence No. 2” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 x 56 cm 

I was so happy to see the New Zealand Christmas Trees on the south island, too! I would really like to grow one in my garden 🙂

Katja_Schmitt_Wanaka_01_Pastel_Painting_Collage Kopie
Evening at Lake Wanaka No. 1 | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 cm x 56 cm 

The whole South Island collection of my New Zealand Art Experience

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Auckland Pastel Painting 2 Collage
“Auckland” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 x 56 cm 

This cityscape is a bit different than the landscape paintings because I chose to ‘alienate’ the colours and then also keep it in a very narrow colour range.

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Hahei Cathedral Cove Pastel Painting 2
“Hahei” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 x 56 cm 

The walk from Hahei to Cathedral Cove has left a strong impression in my memory. There were so many stunning views!

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Rainbow Falls Pastel Painting
“Rainbow Falls” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 x 56 cm

This painting was challenging, because I had to make sure that each layer was truly finished before adding the next one.

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Bay of Islands Pastel Painting
“Bay of Islands No. 1” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 x 56 cm 

Our stay at the Bay of Islands felt like a summer holiday, not so much like a road trip. This was also the place where I fell in love with New Zealand’s Christmas tree, the Pohutukawa!

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Wai-O-Tapu Ngakoro Pastel Painting
“Wai-O-Tapu No. 1” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 56 x 42 cm 

The ‘Thermal Wonderland’ was endlessly fascinating and inspiring for me as an artist – so many interesting minerals and colours and colour combinations.

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Lake Taupo Pastel Painting
“Lake Taupo” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 x 56 cm 

Give me a big body of water and gorgeous light and I’m inspired!

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Tongariro 1 Pastel Painting
“Tongariro No. 1” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 56 x 42 cm 

Inspired by our walk along the edge of the lava flow at the Tongariro National Park.

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Hobbiton Matamata Pastel Painting
“Hobbiton” | Fine Art Pastel Painting | 42 x 56 cm 

The whole North Island collection of my New Zealand Art Experience