Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Winter Walk


Winter Walk
Watercolour
75 cm x 53 cm or 30 inches x 21 inches
Another collaboration of sketches "on site" and remembered shapes and feelings.  This one is a walk I take often.  This day is a quiet, grey winters day, the distant trees are spectoral, hidden in pockets of mist, nearer they become skeletal against the grey sky.  There is no dramatic lighting just a subtle collection of colours, a damp dripping day but one filled with understated architecture, branches reach skyward making cathedrals in the woods, moss and ferns are soft cushions in the gloom.
Again I have played with the idea of including some of the sketches with the final painting.
I like this idea very much, it is like a providence, notes in the margins.  However I do think a click on the image is nescessary to see the detail.
 

4 comments:

Julie Broom said...

The increasing transparency in the tree branches to create distance works so beautifully. You are spoiling us this week!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Oooooo, this is so yummy! Julie is soooo right :)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Nice work. Your "Summer Lane" painting popped up in the LinkWithin and I wondered whether you'd thought of taking some of the places you'd done at different times of year and create different seasonal versions of them.

A seasonal series maybe?

PS You have a result for Helford regatta over in the poll.

Susan said...

This is beautiful. You are one of my favorite watercolorists, and this one just makes me so happy to look at. The puddles in the muddy ruts are perfect.