Winter skies fascinate me. There seems to be so much more going on in terms of light, energy, cloud formation, colour. So much to explore. The intensity of a blue summer sky with a bright, bright sun is lovely and I also find something very compelling about a winter sky. At the moment I am spending considerable amounts of time gazing up and noticing the impact it’s having on me, and I’m reminded of EM Forster’s descriptions of the sky in a Passage to India “the overarching sky” and the question of what is beyond the sky and what beyond that?
So, winter skies are in the ideas bank and I will include some paintings in my Seasons Ending collection, focusing on moody colours, dramatic clouds and the land in silhouette. I think the fascination for me is because I am very interested in open spaces and the sky, in some ways, is one of the biggest open spaces there is.