There have been moments of picture-perfect snow in the U.K. last week. It inspired me to get out and take the scene in and paint it in watercolour. This has been a stab at it, that was partially successful (as a study, perhaps) of a row of houses overlooking a park or what is known in Britain as a ‘common’. I really like these houses in particular, as they seem to be very alike and yet different at the same time. They look quintessentially ‘British’. I don’t think I was very patient with this effort and those trees at the foreground will need further study. They have been a preoccupation of mine (on top of everything else) as they change through the seasons. This common is my favourite spot to walk my dog and I have come to know these trees for some time now. There are actually seven of these trees (oak) that must be so old. In the summer, I would like to paint them when they are in their leafy state.
Published by Jeff Ting
I am a self-taught designer-maker based in the U.K. I am interested in the inherent beauty of textiles and paper. I describe myself as a peripatetic maker of things, given my number of skills in crafts. Having used paper and textiles longest, these tend to feature on my works quite heavily. View all posts by Jeff Ting