A walk through the Rivington woods this morning. It’s November 22 and yesterday it rained hard, all day yesterday. Today the trees are dripping wet, the pathways are sodden and mist fills the gaps between the trees.
The weather and the season means that the key colour in the woodland landscape is grey but this morning’s walk proved that grey is anything but dull.
This weather is a goldmine for future paintings. Look at the colour of the young beech trees, fizzing away like fireworks, orange and red against the green, blue and brown greys of the winter trees behind them. The young ones keep their leaves all year, leaving them covered all wintery in their rich, red foliage.