Winter in the Studio

Liza Mackintosh

As the season is changing and becoming cold and more exposed I have been out walking collecting the changes and bringing the new discoveries into my works. The sunrise and sets have been dramatic recently, and have influenced the pinks and reds I've included in my recent works. At this time of year, I find the sky is more open and less obstructed by trees and leaves. I love the contrast between the brown and purple trees with the blues of the distance and the skies. 

Winter uncovers distances I find;
And so the cold and so the wintry mind
Takes leaves away, till there is left behind
A wide cold world
(W. Bynner)