If you ask a child to draw a tree they will usually colour the trunk in brown. Walking around my home ‘patch’ of Rivinton in Lancashire this morning I was reminded that most tree trunks are covered in a layer of moss and are usually bright green. The low winter sun picked up the green of the tree trunks and magnified it a hundred-fold, till it almost fluoresced and bounced green light into the frost-filled winter shadows.
Many people think winter is a monochrome season with bare trees bereft of leaves and colour. Then I passed this tree, garlanded with ivy and remembered that winter is full of light, colour and contrast. Plenty of inspiration for an artist here.