Ive just had a go at tidying and strimming around the Green Shed. Then I stepped back from it and took this photo in the beautiful early evening light, and now, looking at it, i am having a bit of a moment. It looks great, just as it is. It is a painting in itself. BUT, big but, my original intention, to suggest this as a canvas for a painting commission, was based on the fact that sooner rather than later it needs renovation, ie painting, if it is to survive as a shed. The paint is peeling and rot is setting in here and there. But what a conundrum. Maybe it’s just the photo I need to keep, and not the shed in this condition. Over to you, Pennie Elfick, minimalist painter whose work and intentions I trust completely. What’s your response to this? Everything is still fluid, nothing set….
Ah, now it’s plain to see that the willows and the shed must relate – will relate to each other.