So we are having to snatch moments outside when we can. And when we can't, then bring the outside in.
Having the outside in, means you can see the rapid changes of the season right under your eyes. I don't paint very often these days, and I'm not terribly good at it. But perhaps it's the weather, or perhaps it's the delicate beauty of spring growth, but it felt high time to get the watercolours out. I love using pen and wash, because it is very immediate, and you are totally committed. No rubbing out, no painting over.
And best of all, my son wanted to join in. I have learnt it is important sometimes to offer the best paints, brushes and paper, as the results are so different. We had a lovely time, quiet and focused, a rare moment of just the two of us, a good counterpoint to a rather fractious morning!