Willows and snow.




watercolour crayon on paper.

Wind roars in the tall beech trees, where willows creak and scratch. Snowdrops scatter, speckle the earth as snow showers blast through the blackened trunks of alder.

Bogland. Inwards and downwards.



Oil on wood 20 x 15 cm

‘Inwards and downwards’, is a line from the poem Bogland by Seamus Heaney.

The painting has taken six months to make, waiting for the layers of paint to dry. I think it is finished but then like the peatbanks it might have more layers yet.