Friday, 2 November 2012
AUTUMN CAME AND WENT - WHO NOTICED?
Autumn always makes me think of the lovely poem by John Keats -"Ode to Autumn". I learnt this at school 62 years ago. How lucky we were then to be taught the magic of poetry and 'made' to learn it.
The poem begins "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" and it's full of beautiful words and images throughout the poem.
But instead of mists and mellow fruitfulness autumn came and went and we didn't even notice the transition into the start of winter.
While I was still looking forward to autumn and still inspired by Keats I painted this as my own "Ode to Autumn".
It's painted with Inktense water-soluble pencils. I painted the large tree separately on card, cut it out with a sharp knife and collaged it onto the page.
Here's hoping for a mild, pleasant, sunny winter for all of us.