Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Art of Reverence - Maree

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
- Yoko Ono

Ink, wash and collage in a hand-made sketch-book with satin-finish Linen paper.

During this past winter, I collected quite a few Oak and Maple leaves from a friend's garden and they really are lovely to sketch. I like storing some of them in between the pages of some of my Encyclopaedias. Those that were not too dry and that would lie flat nicely I would trace the outline and the rest actually liked to pose, lying on the table in front of me in quite an orderly fashion. Smile!

This is the fifth in the series Country Diary, which consists of paintings, sketches and collages depicting nature, rural and farm life.


  1. You really captured the true colors of Autumn... Will use the same tools which you have used to create the leaves...

  2. I think of the word exuberance when I look at this painting. I feel like jumping in a big pile of leaves! Thank you, Maree, for making me smile.

  3. Thanks a lot Match, wish you success with the exercise!

  4. When was the last time we did that Paula, jump into a big pile of leaves?! lol! Thanks for your lovely words, much appreciated!

  5. Thank you Vicky, glad you like it!


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