Winter eyesPosted: March 4, 2016
There’s been so much grey in my sketches lately that when I saw this yellow house, in the sun, with a parking spot in front of it, I had to stop. In a week’s time I’ll be off to South Carolina to give a workshop. I know from experience that when I go from a cold, grey place (Montreal in the winter) to a warm, sunny one like Palmetto Bluff, it takes some time to get used to the colour in my surroundings. I experienced that in Costa Rica last winter. It’s as if the intense colours are just too much for my winter weary eyes to adjust to. For a while I paint everything a little too pale, and then slowly the colours in my sketchbook become properly saturated. So consider this the first practice for a temperate climate.