St Abb's National Reserve

St Abb's National Reserve
View from my office

Monday, 23 February 2009

Thank you to everyone who attended the dance workshops on Saturday, and the hafla in the evening; especially thanks to Ali, a fabulous teacher who we hope to see more of. Thanks, too to Mags for leading our erratic drumming. Our post-workshop food was fab, too, so thanks to Paula, too!

Altogether a successful event, here's too the next!

Meanwhile, a few paintings from the last few weeks, mostly on quite a small scale, which is very satisfying to work with and gets me away from worrying too much about details that, in hindsight, mean little to the finished painting.

I enjoyed, very much, the palette of an early morning walk in the snow; the golden sunshine picking out the dried grass, the blue shadows cast on the white. So glad the spring is coming, though. I'm ready for the sun to warm my bones.


Michelle said...

These new pieces are beautiful Sarah, very evocative of that magical new snow feeling.
Like you I am ready for spring, is it too soon to hope?.......

occasional northerner said...

I really like your snowy day pictures.

Vargas said...

Lovely paintings, Sarah. Your work makes me appreciate snow even more than I already do. And with more winter left here in Eastern Canada I need all the help I can get on that front! But, yes, there are intimations of spring in the air...will you be painting daffodils soon?

Sarah said...

Thank you for the comments, all.
no daffs, I don't think- I've picked up an exhibition so i will be painting the sea for a while, I think.