Daffodils and snow are duking it out on this last day of winter.
As I am sitting in my living room writing this, I hear someone digging out their car from the frozen snow in the street. Brooklyn is still white with the remains of last week’s storm, and in my backyard and in the park, daffodils are peeking out of snow drifts. Tomorrow is the first day of spring, not a moment too soon.
This poignant little scene was the perfect subject for the sheet of handmade paper that my friend brought back from Tasmania. Other than watching it being made from fabric scraps, she didn’t know much about the paper. I found the irregular texture interesting especially for portraying snow in the sun. The surface was fragile–the watercolor paint would rub off with my fingers, but this was a perfect match of material and subject and I think it deserves a frame.
handmade paper, 11.25″ x 8″
this painting is on display at 440 Gallery until October 8, 2017 and then it is going to a new home!