Throughout spring I have been immersed in bird song. Rising before dawn, I worked for 2 hours, rapidly sketching my response to the birds; for the first hour I couldn't distinguish colours so worked in monochrome.
Identifying individual birdcalls was not my intention, (l can only recognize a few), but rather to weave together an integration of experience into an image, capturing "The saturated moment" (T S Eliot)
Some definitive sounds were given shape and colour eg, Cockerel -
These paintings have been worked from my sketches, some catch the immediacy of the moment while others are composite images of a particular morning.
|Jesus Meets His Mother|
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|sheffield open up|
|N America 2|
|N America 3|
|Towards the Light|
|Warmth and Light|
|St Pancras 2|