Back Yard Steps
28 cm x 33 cm or 11 inches x 13 inches
Another "found" still life, a collection of shells, rocks and pots sitting quietly on some old granite steps in the shade by the back door of my friends house. She has a small daughter and I suspect the shells might be treasure, arranged carefully by the four year old curator of the secret museum of special things. I have always liked "found" poetry and think the same process runs into painting, an artful arrangement can sometimes just happen.
Anyway, apart from that, this is the first painting done with my new, hand made, wildly expensive watercolour brush, brought with birthday money from my in-laws. It is a brush from Rosemary & Co and I am most impressed.