#SmallSeasons

These are small painting studies that mark the changes through the countryside over the course of the year. Inspired by an old tradition of identifying smaller micro-seasons.¬†Prior to the Gregorian calendar; farmers in China and Japan broke each year down into 24 sekki or ‘small seasons’. These seasons didn’t use hard dates to mark the changes, but instead divided up the year by closely observing the natural environment.

These artworks hope to celebrate the variety of colour and the ever shifting weather patterns across the landscape…

View From Muncaster Fell - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
May 18th, 2022 | #SmallSeasons, Studio blog

View From Muncaster Fell (Songs of Summer)

I hope wherever you read this from that you've enjoyed some Spring sunshine. I have been marking the changing of the seasons closely with some new little painting studies. In Asia they have a tradition of marking smaller micro-seasons; and we're ...

Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
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