Shibden Valley, Looking South

Shibden Valley, Looking Souyh I, a watercolour painting by Jo Dunn, 2021
Shibden Valley, Looking South II, a watercolour painting by Jo Dunn, 2021
The footpath heading south from Corporal Lane, Queensbury, BD13.
Shibden was formerly spelt Schepedene – the sheep vale.
It’s high up and my brother lives nearby. We joke about how it’s always 10° colder there than in Leeds – even though he’s only 20 miles away…

 

 

Snow and No School

Friday Afternoon, Snow and No School. The watercolour painting shows a park on slope in the snow and people out playing, talking and sledging. January 2021

Despite the ongoing difficulties, people of various ages have
been out enjoying the snow.
Or in my case, watching people of various ages enjoying the snow…
This was last Friday afternoon, in Chapel Allerton Park, LS7.
And it was a beautiful day.

 

 

Still Life with Witch Hazel

Still Life with Witch Hazel IV - watercolour painting by Jo Dunn Still Life with Witch Hazel III - watercolour painting by Jo DunnNew paintings for a new year…
Witch hazel is said to have various healing properties – something
we could all do with right now.

 

 

Rainbows – Thank You NHS!

East Breary Farm 27-05-2020 Jo Dunn

This is on the back road to Otley.
One of the millions of rainbows that have appeared in recent months.
The 8pm clapping finished last week – but we are still thankful –
Thank you NHS and thank you NHS workers.
And thanks to the artists at East Breary Farm too…

 

 

Lidgett Lane Larder

Lidgett Lane Larder, LS8 1QR - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2019

This is Lidgett Lane Larder in Leeds 8, a popular cafe serving home-made and locally sourced food. It is also an Art Gallery! Step inside this month, have a cup of tea and see a small exhibition of my tree pictures. Paintings, prints and cards will be for sale.

Tree Pictures - Exhibition of Paintings by Jo Dunn 2019

 

Clock changing woods

woods-23rd-march
woods 28th march
I’m losing sleep tonight. The clocks go forward and in the lost hour it feels like time to stop painting the trees and look for a different horizon.
Here’s a drawing with my eyes shut. It still looks like trees:
eyes shut drawing