An artist’s running diary: The subtleties of light.

An artist’s running diary: The subtleties of light.

by Charles Harris
article from Wednesday 15, February, 2017

FRIDAY: A little yellow sun arose this morning amid white foaming clouds, staining them with light brown, like marks on a clean table cloth. Appearing a hint darker in apparent creases, the stain found new patterns, making subtle colourings in that breezy fabric. Mother nature has no need of qualms when presenting her beauty.

I was reminded of Christmas with Tom and Carolyn beside the River Derwent where, on Christmas Eve and Boxing day, and unable after my operation to walk in the slippery mud, Tom walked his new puppy. I sat instead on the rocks, making a watercolour of the riverside, where different versions of yellow stain frequently appearing in the white foaming water, had delightfully revealed those light subtleties for me before.

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