Oh, the white winter woods – see, that trio of w’s is what makes me want to live here.
We’re still waiting for the first snow around here. I’m longing for walks in the quiet, white winter woods.
Meanwhile I’m experimenting with triangles, trying to find the best way to arrange them into a geometric version of a spruce. The first one looks like it’s flying, don’t you think?
I like it better this way, I think.
This is the idea I have in mind for my whole winter woods thing.
Trying to decide what to darken and what to keep white. There’s supposed to be snow on the branches!
I’m using my watercolor pencils for this one. I like it that they enable me to combine the transparency of watercolors and the texture of pencil drawings.
That’s the progress so far. Now I’m working on some little fellows similar to these ones.
Through the window, the view has changed quite a bit since January.
After a lot of practice, it was time to switch to proper watercolor paper. The colors are brighter, for sure. I’m quite happy with the patterns on this one, too.
In the forest, the very last patches of snow.
Another one, with freckles.
And fresh air, lots of fresh air.
These days I’m spending long hours painting and cutting paper. I’m taking a lot of notes, learning new techniques, listening to podcasts. I’m feeling so inspired, but oh, so stiff from too much sitting! So, everyday, I’m taking long walks in the forest. Birch trees, fir trees, blue skies and sunlight. The sound of silence and the sound of the wind.