'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Monday, 15 February 2010

More moody trees

 

















Winter Trees
© Sue Wookey

I've added another photo to Galley Hill Art and as you can see, I'm still feeding my tree obsession. It could because they don't move when you try to take the picture (as far as we know...), but don't they just look beautiful with the fading late afternoon winter light behind them? This was a magical walk in the fields behind Galley Hill and the tree's shadows were reaching into the distance across the ploughed furrows behind me. I have some photos of those too, so watch this space. I also have a new painting to post in a few days, if I can ever get the colours right for printing. There really are too many different greens. Green is the new blue (which I was ranting about here several months ago).

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

I'm going out and I may be some time....


Snowy Day 1
© Sue Wookey

I've added another of my black and white photographs to my website. This was taken in the recent 'big freeze' and although it was definitely freezing and sometimes very scary, it was also very beautiful. I went for a long walk on a day so white that  the trees and hedges were the only features. At one point I thought I'd take a short cut back along the bottom of the hill, which turned out to be one of those crazy off-piste moments. After slogging through pathless tracts of drift, and realising that I'd never get up the hill but had to keep plodding along the base of it, I had one of those moments when you beat yourself over the head with your own thermals for being such a numpty. The photo was taken long before I achieved complete meltdown somewhere in the frozen wastes you can see off in the distance.