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Enchanted April

“Enchanted April” – spring in Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.
330 x 355 mm. November 2017.

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”.

“Après l’hiver”
2012

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.