Phil Greenwood is an incredibly talented landscape artist who works mainly on copper plates. His beautiful etchings seldom relate to a specific place but instead envelope ideas and images recalled.
His piece “Blossom” has to be one of my favourites. Like none other, it beautifully captures and conveys the visual wonder and delight of spring. I find nothing says “spring” quite like it.
Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.
— Ellis Peters
photo Daria Amaranth
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
― John Steinback
Excerpt from my diary:
This morning I awoke to this―the bitter return of winter!
A large ice storm had pummeled our city bringing spring to an abrupt halt.
I found these words of John Steinback’s swirling in my head like the unwelcomed snow in my yard.
With a sinister grin, I smirked at Ol’ Man Winter through my frosted windowpane and muttered under my breath…
“Your unleashed fury upon us this weekend will only make the returning warmth of spring (summer) that much sweeter!!”
“Three Little Birds”
24″ X 36″ oil and canvas
Together we wait
photos by Cansu Özkaraca
Images: sortra.com; Pinterest
“There is only one thing you say to snow in April, “Not today”.
(Inspired by the words of Syrio Forel – Game of Thrones)
“Three”, Clare Elsaesser
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