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Alder catkins – a painting a day

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 7″x6″, 18cm x15cm, watercolour on heavyweight rag paper.

These are alder catkins and the painting did not really flow very well at all, for a while I thought  it looked like something I would have done for a weekend’s homework at school, however it does show the mad colour that I found in the catkins which are hard and unopened…purple! I had never noticed this before; the alder trees grow on the edge of the school playing field close to the bed of the underground spring that makes our allotment a sodden mess in the winter. I actually think we should get some sort of rebate as when marshland rushes start self sowing and growing strongly on your plot it is telling you that it’s not ideal for fruit and veg.

This whole area is heavy clay and I mean heavy, when we first came here I couldn’t believe what was six inches under the surface …it looked like pure clay to me , to find out I dried some and then fired it in the barbeque in a tin can….it turned into little black bricks… so very pure clay indeed. One day I intend to build a pizza oven with it.

Alison

#4 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

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