Arrival of Spring, Auchentoshan – April 1, 2020

Inspired by David Hockney’s masterwork, Arrival of Spring in Woldgate East Yorkshire 2011 (twenty eleven) I decided to draw something each day of April to mark the arrival of spring here in my yard. Meanwhile, David Hockney is doing the same in Normandy (not inspired by me!). Read about it and see some of his iPad drawings here.

Late yesterday afternoon I got bundled up and went outside to try and sketch the one green thing in my yard, poking up from the manure and mulch. Not a great result, so I tried again indoors, referring to the first sketch and making up a scene. It’s a start.

2 thoughts on “Arrival of Spring, Auchentoshan – April 1, 2020

  1. I liked most the beautiful light brown “flared skirt” of a flower.

    1st

    The capture of the sobriety of a courageous flower pushing through the muck + muddle of spring.

    2nd

    Love the mix of those particular shades of blue + green with the white.

    On Thu., Apr. 2, 2020, 12:11 p.m. Everyday Sketches, wrote:

    > Alison R. Hall posted: ” Inspired by David Hockney’s masterwork, Arrival > of Spring in Woldgate East Yorkshire 2011 (twenty eleven) I decided to draw > something each day of April to mark the arrival of spring here in my yard. > Meanwhile, David Hockney is doing the same in Normandy ” >

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  2. Thanks so much for the thoughtful feedback. Yes, those wee things pushing up are quite remarkable. These are really small plants. I’m going to grab a tarp so I can lie on the ground to get a better look. 😁

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