Tuesday, 12 February 2019

toward spring - cottage garden series

pottery cottage

green door cottage

It is still winter here - when I am out walking I look for buds on the trees and bushes but.... It's still quiet out there. Yes some trees do have little green buds and there are snowdrops and daffodils just about flowering. When the sun comes out I feel a hopefulness, the light has a gentle warmth. I enjoy painting imagined landscapes with cottages and gardens, gardens with their borrowed landscapes of neighbourhood trees etc... I don't think these belong to any particular time or place, but are quite English. I don't mind if they have a slightly picture book look to them - some people  have described my cottage portraits as 'dreamy' and that is fine - they are quietly otherworldly in ways.... Anyway. I hope you enjoy them.

These and other artworks in my shop tomorrow at 2pm UK time

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