Monday, 18 January 2010
Winter Painting and a new addition to the family...
The snow has melted unfortunately, leaving the usual slush and blackened hedgerows along the roads. The memory of this tree across the fields in the sterile snowy landscape is still with me and I keep having to look at the photo I took at minus 12 degrees last week.
The very cold still air had quite a pronounced effect on colour. When it was about between minus 5 and minus 10 there was a bluish tinge to everything, but this became suffused with pinks when the temperature was even lower. I think the breathless air had something to do with it.
My new Moleskine watercolour book has been calling to me to put brush to paper and I have started a new small journal in it which will probably have mostly paintings. This one is 3.5" square. A new, smaller format which I think I am comfortable with.
He's very loving and very greedy - so he'll fit in well here!!