In April 2012 I visited Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Belleville. On that particular spring morning, Paris was hidden under a veil of mist.
I love the poetry of mist – where some objects reveal themselves while others are mysteriously obscured.
Later in 2012 I made a drawing from that visit to the park. It was from the same source photo as the new drawing. I called the 2012 drawing “Après l’hiver”.
Why have I just made another version of the drawing? I wanted to do a larger work, using a less cropped version of the photo. I was curious to see what would happen if I used Sennelier oil pastels as well as coloured pencils. Drawn five and a half years apart, two very different drawings have resulted.
The title of my new drawing is taken from the 1922 novel “Enchanted April” by Elizabeth von Arnim.