I have been observing the cycle of the seasons for a while now; learning so much! So much I had not ever witnessed before when my pace was too fast. Now, I savour the nuances between one season and the next. And I am fascinated by how these shifts in awareness were celebrated by our ancestors forming ritual.
TRACY METCALFErunning loose
Acrylic paint on canvas with metallic embellishment - work in progress
A different beauty reached out -
Just a tiny bit,
But it was still too cool to venture far.
Deep, deep, deep in the dark earthy warmth,
New energy was stirring;
A new song was being composed.
Its tune was Hope
And its melody Dance.
These thumbnail previews are part of a larger painting which celebrates the magic of the Celtic Festival of Imbolc.
This painting is an exploration into the mood and atmosphere of this moment in time; transient, magical, breath-holding.
I revisit this painting once a year only. It is executed outside, at night on the eve of Imbolc (February 1st).
It is my intention to allow the atmospheric and seasonal conditions play a part in its production. My next update with be February 1st 2018!