nearly winter

I have been away from home, visiting family and being a Granny in Wales, for two months, as well as a ten day break in Portugal

So I’ve been away from my studio and not painting

During the last couple of weeks I have begun to crave paint and canvas. So I bought a few materials from local shops and made these two small works on the floor in my daughter’s spare bedroom. In between visits, and in between layers, they’ve been drying in the shed.

My bedroom at my daughter’s home has sliding doors out onto the garden, with views into the trees beyond. And a view out of the side windows to a stand of Scotch Pines. From my bed I can see both dawn and dusk through these trees.

The paintings are not at all a representation of these photos of views. In fact they have more of an essence of a walk in the woods. I even embedded a fern leaf in the paint, removed it the next day to leave its impression, then rolled over it again with more layers.

However, some of the colours are there. A friend of mine said of these two latest pieces that they were a return for me of a ‘confident enigma’. I like that

Dawn:


Dusk:

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other people do it much better than me

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I dont usually post flower photos because I have a shaky hand, so I usually leave it to those who do it well
But the heather and montbretia / crocosmia are so vibrant just now
Magenta is a difficult colour in painting because it is so powerful, and the powder pigment that I bought in Venice seems to have got everywhere!
Our magenta rugosa roses are nearly over but they are our biggest success story, thriving inspite of our strong salt winds
We are delighted to have berries on one of our rowan trees for the first time, we planted about 20 rowans 6 years ago, and most have survived, and a few have flowered for the last 3 years, but the blossoms always get blown off before the berries set.

other people do it much better than me

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I dont usually post flower photos because I have a shaky hand, so I usually leave it to those who do it well
But the heather and montbretia / crocosmia is so vibrant just now
Magenta is a difficult colour in painting because it is so powerful, and the powder pigment that I bought in Venice seems to have got everywhere!
Our magenta rugosa roses are nearly over but they are our biggest success story, thriving inspite of our strong salt winds
We are delighted to have berries on one of our rowan trees for the first time, we planted about 20 rowans 6 years ago, and most have survived, and a few have flowered for the last 3 years, but the blossoms always get blown off before the berries set.