Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm, pastel on card, 50cm x 50cm

I’ve been playing with this piece for a few weeks, just for me, in between other commitments. I found it much harder than I expected and even now that I’ve finished and walked away from it, there are things I love and things I don’t love about it.

I’m not sure that it photographs well, but when I went up to my studio tonight to start on a new painting, i forgot this was on my easel and i was surprised at how striking it is in real life.

It’s quite big, 50cm x 50cm. Originally I was going to call it Last of the Light but its become Gathering Storm in my head.

Here’s how it came about:

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