Well – I have been juggling projects this week, but, as I promised, here is the block in for my new painting “Twilight”. The canvas is 36″x24″. That is the largest canvas that I have worked with in a little while. I am very excited to see how this one progresses. (WIP is work in progress – just in case!)
Today I will begin to build up the background trees and add the snow. There is a little collapsed barn that I have decided, now, that I want to add – so I’ll lay that in as well. The detail and the final colour on the house will be the very last….
The house was very sombre – deep in the grip of winter when I encountered it in January. There was a stillness and silence around it. The sun had set at the end of the first full day of clear skies that we had received in weeks. For me it seemed to signify the end of one thing – an era perhaps – and the coming of a dark night. The night before the birth of something else….