The Last Journey
5 small watercolours
7cm hight x 23.5 wide (thats the longest one) or 2.75 inches x 9.25 inches.
I was making the last journey into town, to get the things that I dont really need but thought would be nice for Christmas day. Driving accross the high road, where you can see forever, when I was stopped in my tracks, literally. I pulled off the road and watched as the sky darkened, full of rain and the sun painted strips of gold onto a dark winter landscape. Every field and hedge was sharpened in readyness for the coming storm, a moment of complete calm and clarity. Then as the rain swept towards me a totally circular rainbow appeared. The colours were childish in their brightness, it was so beautiful. I couldnt paint that, I dont think anyone could have done it justice, but I tried to catch the landscape in the moments before the storm.
I never got to town, I think we can live without oranges for now.
To see these little paintings in much more detail click on the picture. They are of a high resolution so if you would like to print one, or all of them please do so, use a good quality card and they should come out quite well. And, of course, have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.