This 20" x 16" watercolour will feature as part of my upcoming 'Three Journeys' Exhibition at Bridlington Spa from 1st August to the 2nd September. Like all my paintings it is based on a real place and in this case an old sketch of Skipwith Common in North Yorkshire. As the largest expanse of heathland bog left in the North it can be pretty bleak in winter. However this was always intended as an optimistic painting because even though it is clearly still very 'wintery' there are signs of warmer days for the discerning viewer. The snow is beginning to melt and the ice on the pool is breaking up so Spring is definitely on its way. Soon the silver birch will spring to life and the whole area will be transformed into a scene of warmth and colour. Isn't Mother Nature just fair grand (to be said with a Yorkshire accent please)!