A Winter Solstice Garden

This is my latest painting.  I drew this at the time of the Solstice, but with one thing and another I only got around to painting it recently.  I didn’t expect to paint such a vibrant background, but I suppose it ties in nicely with the idea behind the solstice –  a new solar year. Anyway, it’s lovely to have some colour in january!

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“The Winter Solstice takes place on or around December 21st.  It marks the longest and darkest night of the year.   This is a celebration of light and the rebirth of the Sun.  Ancient rituals involved lighting huge bonfires to encourage the Sun to return to warm the cold earth once more.”

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