Twenty Minutes With Nature
Twenty Minutes with Nature started while I was working temporarily in a section of my office with no natural light in the middle of winter. I walked to work in the dark, got out for 20 minutes at lunch and then walked home in the dark. It was a bit of a bummer and I needed a daily ritual to connect myself back to the natural world on days where I probably wouldn’t see much, if any of it.
The rules were that the subject matter must be something from the natural world and it has to be done within 20 minutes. The paintings were created primarily in gouache and ink but when travelling I mostly used watercolour and ink.
Despite the job situation changing, With Nature went on to be a 600 painting project and my longest daily ritual to date. I’m not even sure I’ve brushed my teeth that consistently.
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