The winter storms, were as everyone knows quite extraordinary this year. I felt so desperately sorry for the people who were so badly affected!! My parent’s house used to regularly flood very badly. If there was any sign of rain, my mother wouldn’t leave the house for fear it would flood again and they soon ceased to be able to get any insurance. So, my heart went out to all those poor victims of the flooding and of course the winds as well.
Having said that, I felt rather guilty for my delight at the drama and light they provided, which was very inspirational for painting. The oil paintings below are the result:
I am really loving the light at the moment, there’s a fabulous clarity to it. And all with the wonderful hint of spring in the air, despite the cold! The painting below is oil on board and is inspired by the current weather conditions.
It was such a delight to wake up this morning and find a good covering of snow. I was really excited and dropped all other plans, so I could immediately try and capture something of what, so inspired me. The result is the painting below.
Sadly just after my last post, I had a phone call to tell me that a very dear and old friend had died. The painting below is from my memory of the snow of that day, with my friend very much in my thoughts.