Winter Sources

This post serves to flag up a new page Winter Sources that can found on the menu bar above.

The page introduces some work, both painting and photography, that I have found both motivating and inspirational, and which have led me to look at landscape in a more creative way. The painting illustrated here I remember clearly from youth when I visited Birmingham Central Art Gallery in the days when I studied at Birmingham Art College in the 60’s. The picture is by B W Leader and it was painted in 1881. The title of the picture is February Fill Dyke which comes from the old country rhyme:  February fill the dyke, be it black or be it white; but if it be white, it’s the better to like. It refers to February being either very wet, or very snowy and I’m sure we all would prefer it to be white.

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