When Time Stood Still

I love my garden which consists of several rooms on different levels. Throughout the seasons, the garden fills me with such pleasure whether when reading, painting or just gazing at the wonder of nature. Such a fabulous, visual retreat.

I started this painting in early January  when snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark pine trees, that one could imagine nothing more than the sheer beauty of it all. I began with collages of papers and photos, together with various mediums to create layers.The focal point of this painting is one of our garden tables which provides the only notion of realism.

When Time Stood Still

There is so much going on. Contrast, tone and depth are perhaps the key. As many of you are aware now, I do love texture. Here, it adds shape and balance to help guide your eye through areas of interest. The famous gardener  designer, Gertrude Jekyll, was a great fan of using warm and cool colours to highlight different areas. Hopefully, this artwork has achieved that! I keep tinkering but decided last night, it was finished.

When snow falls, nature listens….