A windswept day in the North Pennines, a meeting day with the musicians ‘Fumar’ at the lovely remote cottage, that sits nicely amongst the post industrial landscape, now beautifully reclaimed by nature.
There was no expectation of the day, only to start with a blank canvas for me and blank music sheet for Fumar.
The inside of the cottage was a real treat, nice and quirky…. just how I like it.
This was a magical day, it was a unique experience, bringing focus, clarity and direction to my work. Having live music composed and created at the same time was very inspiring. It seemed to pare everything back to a calm, state of being and where I could paint almost in a state of meditation, enabling me to see and feel things I’ve never experienced before.
I used gouache on paper, making ‘mood swatches’.