Winter berries

£125.00 £60.00

Original painting, coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 29 x 21.0 cm. Sold unmounted.

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Here’s a painting of some scarlet berries, cheering up a late winter scene.

I have grown tired of winter and the wet mud of late January in England, so my eye was drawn to these berries. They are a species of cotoneaster (Cotoneaster franchetii I think)and their brash scarlet is a welcome relief to the dank cold. The berries have started to split open and they carry water droplets on them from a recent shower. Sometimes the effect of the droplets is to make the berries look peculiarly swollen, as if with some disease. At other times they glitter with reflected light.

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I did not realise, until this painting was complete, that it would be a companion to this solitary autumn leaf.


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