These are a few very much work-in-progress (or even work-barely-started) sketches as I think on a picture for en exhibition entitled ‘Winter’. I wouldn’t have posted these so early, but if I don’t post something else soon, this blog is going to look as if all I do nowadays is Spelling Animals! (There are more of those to come…)
I am thinking around naked winter twigs with just a few red berries hanging on after the leaves have gone and, because I like people-things, translating them into the idea of a gathering of Dryads. Stark black against a winter white sky (maybe with gold leaf), and some dots of red. I couldn’t sleep the other night so I was drawing in bed, on my phone, but it is a small screen for a picture that size and so when I looked back at a pencil drawing I had also begun I am not sure it was as much help as I had thought at the time.
Anyway, I shall leave you to ponder the sketches as I am doing, if you wish, pencil one first, the rest on my phone….