What can I say? Beautiful in its monochrome colours, with a serenity and quietude that captures your spirit. "...but oh, wait a minute...what is that behind the tree stirring this peace...? Oh look, a deer! There...to the right! Oh, and another one,..! Aren't they so beautiful?"
|Winter in Richmond Park|
A story...this is what Alison's postcard is about. And reading her story in her own handwriting, makes it personal. Gives it life. Movement.
Stirs the desire to look again. Closer.I know you would like Richmond Park. Some of the old oak trees. like the one I have painted here are so contorted and bizarre they seem unreal.
The park is full of deer who eat the lower branches. This gives the trees a manicured loo, some of them like lollipops - like the ones in the distance on my postcard.
The rest of the park is covered in rough grass and bracken. All this surrounded by a huge continuous wall enclosing the area 10km2 - that's three times the size Central Park in New York. I am so lucky to have this on my doorstep!Come and visit!
And simply enjoy.
Links re Richmond Park, London