Inspiration. Where does it come from?
I was on a quiet winding road through the hills. No traffic. Around every corner and hair pin bend there was a babbling brook, a bank of ferns, and trees coming into leaf. How do you paint such a scene. What colours will I use?
I have a limited palette of paints and that was deliberate. I want to establish the mood of what I’m seeing in the simplest way possible. It helped that there was a blue sky and plenty of sunshine coming through the dappled leaves and infecting the whole scene with light and shade.
So that’s what I painted.
The light and shade.