Lacey Brook

A favourite spot to paint for many years the Lacey Brook is close to home and easily accessible. Not that I mind a walk in the woods but sometimes when the air is just right and time is short it is good to know locations like this. 

At times the brook is flooding it's banks and times when you can set up on a rock with water all around. The silence of the forest is broken by the running water and punctuated by the birds who will find you in their home and come to watch the work.

One day in late summer as I worked beside a pool three deer approached and then jumped into the pool before swimming to the other side. They didn't seem to notice me at all and I saw this a great compliment. That I could sit so quietly in a spot I was indistinct in the landscape. I worked, they passed.