In early 2022, I joined a volunteer group that does two mornings a week repairing, tidying and generally looking after our local park and woodland SSSI site. The volunteers and wardens have become good friends and as a thank you at the end of that year, I decided to give them all a hand-painted Christmas card. This painting is one of those cards and is my version of 'Snowy Lane' from artist Jeremy Ford's excellent book Painting Pastel Landscapes. It also gave me the chance to learn how my soft pastels and pastel pencils would perform on a surface I’ve not used or even considered before, namely watercolour paper. I must confess I really don’t get on with watercolour, but at least using the paper to do these cards has opened up another option for future artwork.
Size: 21 x 15 cm
Materials: Bockingford Rough Watercolour Cards. SAA soft pastels. Derwent Pastel Pencils