Oil painting, 80cm square.
I stuck the canvas in the deep crisp snow to start this piece then later adopted a kneeling position. In the bright sunshine I just tried to completely express and enjoy the moment.
Larches are probably one of my favourite trees. It’s that Sienna colour in the winter that gets me every time. When you get a group of Larches among dark pines and add to that snow and sunshine I am in rapturous appreciation.
Here so it was, near my friends Jude and Mike’s beautiful chalet in Evolène, Switzerland.
It was to be the start in a resurgence of oil painting again.
Then I ran out of canvases and it has been back to painting detailed watercolours of birds.