A friend I sing with, spoke yesterday about looking forward to the Spring.
This large watercolour is a response to the grey, wet days which can sometimes oppress us. To make it, I enjoyed using the unique properties of watercolour on excellent paper, hand made by British company “Two Rivers Paper Company”.
It will feature in the December Studio SALE.
Winter also reveals the gorgeous shapes of trees, stripped of their canopies. As an artist who loves drawing plein-air, this offers a feast of opportunities. A walk in any Suffolk woodland provides an irresistible number of inspiring forms as in this photo, followed by two quick sketches on site….
There’s something very reassuring in nature’s invisible bedding down and building of strength in winter. I imagine the trees mingling resources and phytochemicals at root levels, and cooperating with fungi and microbes in the soil.
This comforting knowledge will enter the new work I look forward to making over the next few months, making ‘Wintering’ a season of hope.