Sequoia cones

sequoia cones

The sequoia trees are the ones I can see from my studio window at Yew Trees. Related to the California giant redwoods (that are invariably pictured with roads going through them, or a lumberjack standing proudly beside one with an axe on his shoulder) these aren’t quite on that scale but are pretty fascinating nonetheless. I started collecting these cones a few weeks ago when they were a bit of a novelty; I hadn’t seen cones that were still attached to bits of branch before. They sat on my table for a while before I took some pictures on my phone, although with a tripod to get the composition right. It took a while for me to edit the pictures into a set and print, then the images sat on my work-in-progress shelf for a bit being contemplated (you can see them in my post from 16 Sept), before framing up and making it into the gallery.

Recent posts from my Studio Journal

the seasons series


Or, actually winter—spring—summer—autumn. This four panel series, each one based on colours of the season, go rather well together. However, aesthetically they work better starting with winter… ⁠ 4 panels, each 8x8in, acrylic on paper on board 2021⁠.⁠

the seasons series

Just varnished

Once the sequence was sorted the pieces went together quickly. Without any joins the only fiddly bit was cutting the final strip to fit in the last gap on each.