Monday, January 12, 2009

Leaf of the Winter Green 2009

Coral Guest

watercolour and graphite on paper
100 x 130 cms

I sat in my studio, with no heat, hoping to keep the leaf crisp. In the cold atmosphere it stayed alive long enough to be drawn and coloured. I saw the beauty in this most common of English vegetables. Rich with the intensity of green hues, it possesed a lattice of veining so complicated that it enthralled my perceptions.