|Autumn Sun and The Call of Moorhens. Mixed Media|
This is from my memory of a walk last year when the call of moorhens filled the crisp autumn air.
What I really love about walking in nature is that you often get up close and personal with wildlife. Birds can be glimpsed through tangled branches and watched undisturbed. Little 'windows' beckon you to peer into and through to a secret world beyond the paths and tracks. I have many photos and sketches of tangled hedgerows and woodland ... they have become almost an obsession with me!
This last couple of weeks, I have been experimenting with my acrylic inks (and making many messes ;) to try and recreate the delicate mesh of overlapping branches. I've also used oil pastel which gives a lovely resist to the inks and a nice broken texture.