This is an ant’s view upwards on the margin of some tall pine trees outside the walled garden at Knightshayes Court in Devon.  January has been a good month for ideas there and my National Trust membership has paid off!  The bracken is, of course, not exactly this bright a yellow, but I love the way it actually is bright against the deep pine greens, while below it I have also exaggerated the redness of the fallen and now sodden autumn leaves.  I confess that I painted this from a photograph rather than lying in the mud on a rainy afternoon, and I thoroughly recommend the Ricoh GRii, surely the best of all compact cameras and beloved of street photographers, a very energetic and hearty breed because the fixed wide lens means we all zoom in and out by actually walking forwards and backwards!

Where shall I go in February?

Bamboo pen with Sennelier Chinese ink and watercolour, on Fabriano 100% cotton 300 gms rough watercolour paper, 9×13 inches, 27th January 2018.

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