As an artist I make one painting per year.
I do not use conventional paints for this work.
I use earth colours.
The painting is not exhibited, although anyone can come and look at it,
nor is the painting for sale.
This painting is for eating. Some of the colours taste delicious.....
All of a sudden the garden is filled with colour.
It seems as if the colours have been waiting underground for the energising rain,
followed by the warming sun.
Not unlike a water-colour painting where pigments wait for water
to manifest in all their glory on the surface of the paper.
The various pigments in the garden come
from the seeds and seedlings which I have sown and planted at the end of winter.
I am working on this huge painting for pleasures of
the aesthetic, working and relaxation kind.
Occasionally I eat a bit from one of the corners of my painting.
Some of the colours taste delicious.
The orange of a freshly pulled carrot.
The red of a ripe tomato dropped into my hand.
The purple of a richly filled aubergine.
The bright yellow of a capsicum.
The various viridians of lettuces, spinach and other leafy greens.
all enhanced by the blue of the sky, as reflected in the bird bath.
Magic and loveliness abounds.
"The poet and the gardener, both nourish the world"