The quiet of rain.


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Mixed media on paper 170 x 60 cm.


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Monday. North wind. Bright, cold. The buzzard ushers me into the wood, sharp crack of twigs under foot. I decide to cross the burn but half way across realise its too deep so turn back and clamber my way up the bank where I am met by a man and his dog. This is my first encounter with someone in the wood. He asks if I am ok and I feel embarrassed by my clumsiness. I introduce my self as an artist as if that might explain things and he asks if I am famous to which I laugh and apologise and say no. He tells me about Japanese artists he was watching work and dragons and his new home he is building. He has a giant sequoia on his plot where his garage will be. It has to go, it shouldn’t be here anyway. I paint the fragile day. It starts to rain, the drops settle on the paper. I stop, not wanting the rain to obliterate my marks, carefully roll up the paper and quietly take my leave.

One Reply to “The quiet of rain.”

  1. This is excellent Dominique

    You have a unique way with the words which seem to flow ever so gently and naturally onto paper and screen – and you are famous without any doubt for you are the renowned Spuggy known to a few only Dodgers and an all round artist of wonderful levels and dimensions as well as wonderful lass of course – you are Braw 👍 ☺

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