29th June 2020

Title: 29th June 2020

185cm x 280cm

Coming out of the first Lockdown, I was desperate to work across a wide expanse of canvas, after weeks of making small watercolours. I wanted to create a smoky depth in the centre of the painting surrounded by the colours of winter and anticipation of spring. It was exhibited alongside the lockdown watercolours at “Charting” PAULNACHE 2021. Private Collection.

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