Concertina watercolour sketchbook

Prospect of Freedom, acrylic

What a wonderful spring.   As an exercise I decided to fill a concertina watercolour sketchbook (bought a while before at the Norman Ackroyd exhibition in Bretton Park and consigned to a cupboard).  Each day I painted in the garden and just enjoyed a relaxing time.  No onus to make a finished work of art’.

‘During the second lockdown, with all the time in the world, I felt myself to be drifting, not painting much at all! Then, this week, I suddenly started making pictures inspired by the easing of lockdown.  The prospect of freedom. And it’s spring again and the birds are singing…’