a time for contemplation
My days are busy now with the garden
and only short sessions are for painting.
I don’t mind, in fact this strange lockdown
has made me stop and think about my life.
I love painting...I love gardening too,
but my garden had been neglected.
Now there is more balance.
My garden is wild and I love it this way.
So do the birds and lots more wildlife.
A little pool with a dish for bird bathing.
My studio is full of my pictures.
They are my inspiration.
After several weeks of no painting
I decided to make a layered
picture with bright colours.
It is on a 12 x 16 inch sheet of
Arches oil paper.
I used oils with some cold wax.
Painted quickly it has scratched parts and scribbles.
Zooming into one of the little studies.
The oils look lush and chewy.
The garden is natural and wild...
Soft spring grass and flowers.
Part of a painting
A likeness to my wild garden?
I think it is...but not really intentional.
Perhaps it lies in my soul.
A chance encounter...
sunlight on the leaning tree
Another chance encounter...
sunlight on an old hen house
sunlight on a painting in my home.
Garden and art,
a happy pairing.
My garden and my painting;
both creative, both absorbing.
It’s a good mix...
good for the soul.
Until next time...
Thank you for visiting