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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Grey Days


Grey days with heavy skies have been predominant of late... some bright ones here n there, but the exception rather than the rule. The type of days that people tend to complain about... moaning about dull & dreary dampness. But I must confess... i like grey days. 


Not just for striking silhouettes of last years seed heads... just as beautiful in their dried out state as with their summer green... perhaps more dignified somehow... simple shapes and yes, dull colours that blend into the background on brighter days.... but these stark shapes against the grey take my breath away...


These are in-betweeny days as the year hangs between winter & spring, just holding it's breath, pausing, before the frenetic growth yet to come... grey days have an ethereal beauty that whispers to the senses, rather than shouting for attention...


Days of pencil sketchiness preparing for the full colour paintings of seasons to come. I've always loved a palette of watery greys & pencil or charcoal sketches and love the nuance & texture of pencil lettering. There are probably more shades of grey than any other colour... to explore, to revel in...


Damp & drizzly grey days... when clouds & earth sit close in tender conversation... sky, kissing the trees & curling my hair...  I feel cocooned & protected, walking between worlds somehow, comfortable with a foot on either side... mmmm, i like grey days....



ps.... essex didn't work out. we are back in yorkshire... steve managed to get another job within half an hour of jacking the london job!



7 comments:

LauraX said...

Me too Suz...me too.

ari said...

hello:) this post brought me smiles:) those pics are magical! i love grey days as well..theres something about the greyness that illuminates the land.

'..kissing the trees and curling my hair...' fantastic:)

loving your grey whispers.. xx

Suzi Smith said...

now why doesn't that surprise me, you two?!

Stuff could be worse said...

I love these pics of gray days! I do get tired of winter though
kim

yvette said...

grey is quiet, grey is it's self.
not black not white...it's self.

love

Suzi Smith said...

mmm yvette... black & white blended, contains all colours merged... self

hi kim will come & see you soon

Barry said...

S- love the soft, quietening silhouettes. B

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