Here are some photos I have taken at various time & places over the last year or so, all at moments where my attention was caught by colour, or texture, or both . I was simply going to share the most recent one, but when I look back I realise how regularly this happens, & I'm interested to put some side by side & see them as a group.
These moments of joy in seeing some particular combination of random things feeds my painting practice. When I am working on a painting & looking/feeling for the combination of colours that will , I hope, make each other sing, things such as these are feeding me. It is an unconscious source of support - I don't deliberately seek to copy nature's colours, that has never worked for me. Sometimes I will only see the connection from a painting or drawing back to a photo afterwards. I think my Spirit Helpers have this sorted ...
These 5 shots are taken in some of my favourite landscapes - S Wales, N Wales, & Scotland. I feel so glad to be able to spend time in these places,
I hope these convey something of their mixture of ancient presence & fragile beauty.