We are in lock-down again in Sydney and the online sketch group I joined in 2020 has started to organise online exercises again. On Saturday we all drew trees as it was National Tree Day.
The small gum tree I planted on the verge at the front of the house in February 2020, just before Covid came to town and changed our lives, has some bright pink new growth leaves. It took me a while to find my watercolour box, unthinkable in normal times, but when I did I painted the new growth leaves.
I realise now that this is the first time I have painted this year. I had been too busy writing up the interviews with German women.
No wonder I feel the painting itch.