Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone

By Jackie Morris

A pillow book of poems, dreams & stories typed on sheets of gold leaf.

Saturday, 6 February 2021

Foxes in the Deep Deep Light

There are ways to write updates for crowdfunding projects and ways to write blogposts, according to some folk. This posting will work against all the 'rules'. Which is the real way to write....

 

Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone is fully funded and growing. The manuscript has moved from my hands to John Mitchinson's and back again.

I asked John to send me a picture of him editing, but he sent me one of him smiling..... which I hope is a good sign.

We've shuffled the order and I need to find a way to end the book, then it moves in to Alison's hands. Alison is the designer. And she is amazing. She's currently working on two of my backlist titles, coming soon from Unbound. She's giving these two a ownderful makeover and they should be out in the shops by autumn, and up for pre-order by the end of this month. Unbound are really honouring these books, both of which were nominated for the Greenaway and the Carnegie awards when they were first published.

Meanwhile a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Deep Deep Light. They make the most beautiful paints, for 'wild free people'. They asked if I might like a set of their paints, and if I liked them might I use a hastag in a post about them? I took a look at their instagram site which is beautiful, and suggested that we do something more than just a hastag. 

The paints are beautiful. They have a wonderful quality, especially when woken slowly from slumber by a couple of drops of water. The Two Rivers textured paper loves them and they love its surface. And also the pages of the Silent Unwinding welcome the pigments. So, I spoke to Unbound, to Deep Deep Light and together we have hatched another giveaway.

I'm painting foxes into a copy of the Silent Unwinding, on the pages with the teapots, using the Deep Deep Light paints. (This is practice for the Spellsongs event at the Natural History Museum in April. Our stage will be magnificent, and the concert is being streamed. Live music, art, painting, in the astonishing setting, beneath the skeleton of the great blue whale called Hope. I think it's going to be quite an emmotional event that wraps song around the world.) There will probably be about 15-17 original paintings in the book.

Deep Deep Light are offering their set of fifteen beautiful pans in a tin. To be in with a chance of winning this giveaway please follow Deep Deep Light and Unbound on instagram. It's worth it to learn about their colours, and also Unbound's other books. And if you don't 'do' instagram don't worry. If you could share this post on social media, facebook, instagram, twitter that would be good also- or just talk to a friend about Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone. Word of mouth is the best way to sell books. You may know someone who loves to paint. Believe me they will love how these pans of watercolour move.

Then leave a comment on this posting. I think perhaps tell me what is your favourite colour? I will choose a winner some time in the next few weeks and am happy to post anywhere in the world.

So, recap:

1) Share Deep Deep Light, and this blog posting.... or the Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone page. And don't forget to take a look at Unbound's other books. This can be on instagram, twitter, facebook, your website or just by having a chat with a friend.

2) Leave a comment on this post, saying what your favourite colour is. (Mine was blue, lapis or indigo, but it moves now. But always I am drawn back to blues.)

I will probably do the draw by random number generation on Feb 14th, which is International Book Giving Day, if there have been enough entries. Did I say, the paints smell absolutely gorgeous too? Now I am away to write, paint, walk, dream. Take care of yourselves and each other.

 

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Ellie Baker
 Ellie Baker says:

Stunning. Love the look of these paints. Love Unbound. Love your work. The lapis blue stunning.

posted 6th February 2021

Belia S
 Belia S says:

Beautiful watercolors. Definitely spreading the word. The blue lapis does look amazing. Thank you for offering this giveaway. Stay safe. - B

posted 6th February 2021

Karen Plested
 Karen Plested says:

Love reading your posts and updates. Really looking forward to the Spell songs event, wow, what a setting that will be. We had tickets for this year and last so fingers crossed we can get to a live concert in the future.The paints sound fab. Hard to choose a favourite colour but Yellow or Red are always at the top of my list :)

posted 6th February 2021

Jessica Gateff
 Jessica Gateff says:

This is gorgeous. I'm excited to follow Deep Deep Light - there insta photos are beautiful.

My favorite color is purple, all kinds of purple - big and bold and royal, soft and sweet and lavender. Interesting yours are blues, which can tend to indicate creativity and communication, along with those calming energies.

Light and love.

posted 6th February 2021

Donna Miller
 Donna Miller says:

I used to be firmly in the blue camp, but lately deep rusty red has begun to appeal to me. I want to thank you and your lovely books for reawakening my urge to create.

posted 6th February 2021

Teresa Duncan
 Teresa Duncan says:

My favorite color is nature - the red of an English Robin, the green of a field, the yellow of a daffodil, the color of the sea. Thank you for the beautiful paintings you create.

posted 6th February 2021

Shona Fraser
 Shona Fraser says:

Choosing a single colour is like choosing a favourite child or (in my case) favourite cat. It's cold and grey here today so I'm going to choose a foxy English Red because it looks warm and cosy.
Will spread the word and # on Facebook. So looking forward to this new book.

posted 6th February 2021

McIlree Holmes
 McIlree Holmes says:

My favourite colour is blue - the blue of the sky, rather than the greeny turquoise of the sea

posted 6th February 2021

Helen Barker
 Helen Barker says:

I've been looking at the winter birds colours- I think the shadowy blue in that set is my favourite. I've been painting sparrows, wrens, goldfinches, blue tits and long tailed tits over the past few weeks to try and help my mental health during lockdown - I'm enjoying finding the colours and shapes of these familiar friends.

posted 6th February 2021

Laura Smith
 Laura Smith says:

Oh however can you choose a favorite color??? I love the light pink at sunrise, the green of the ocean, the yellow of a sunflower, the brown of the soil. But I will settle on the deep blue of the sky after sunset with the tree trunks inky black.

posted 6th February 2021

Rebecca Christie
 Rebecca Christie says:

I have always loved blues, as well as the emerging green shades of early spring, and saturated plum colors.

posted 6th February 2021

Will Tuckett
 Will Tuckett says:

These look absolutely LOVELY... and the foxes are gorgeous... I have been trying to think of a really lovely present for my friend Sam who is a designer and paints a lot... he designed the ballet that I was making for Birmingham Royal Ballet... and also an adaptation of Fox and the Star (Coralie Bickford Msitjs beautiful picture book...) and when we were in the studio he would just start painting ideas, forms and pictures... I bet he’d love these.. but which colour?!? Blimey that’s tough... I agree the blue looks gorgeous... we called the piece Lazuli Sky trying to find that amazing blue amd this looks pretty flipping close to it..... sending all the best... wxxx

posted 6th February 2021

Sheryl Cooper
 Sheryl Cooper says:

The deep, deep green of my cats eyes. They hold the darkness of secrets from his past life before he knew my name, the warmth of kindness within his gentle soul and a love that shines far brighter than any precious jewel.

posted 6th February 2021

Peg Aloi
 Peg Aloi says:

Green is my favorite color, all shades! The grey-greens of lichen, the deep greens of forests at duck, the pale greens of new apples, the blue-greens of oceans, the yellow-greens of spring grass, the powdery greens of verdigris...most of my wardrobe is green, and I work as a gardener which allows me to surround myself in it...
I love these images of your work space! I am also excited to see more foxes forthcoming. I've been following your work since the Three Ginger Cats blog.

posted 6th February 2021

Elisabeth England
 Elisabeth England says:

Beautiful colors but I will always be loyal to blue!

posted 6th February 2021

Popi Pribojac
 Popi Pribojac says:

I can't choose!! The colours of fox at dusk. Warm and earthy.

posted 6th February 2021

Kaspalita Thompson
 Kaspalita Thompson says:

What's my favourite colour? When I was a child it was red. I don't even know if it was my favourite, I just knew it was an answer that pleased grown-ups.

Now I enjoy the colours of earth, and red is sometimes one of those colours.

posted 6th February 2021

Jane Kuesel
 Jane Kuesel says:

While I am a blue lover as well, the warm brown of the fox’s fur is so beautiful, I think I have to choose that color. Looking forward to this book and the upcoming ones! Please stay safe, everyone.

posted 6th February 2021

Lucy Coats
 Lucy Coats says:

Lapis for me! I adore Deep Deep Light’s paints, which I discovered via Jackie, and have just bought my daughter some. I love their passion and ethos, and it’s so wonderful to see Jackie working with them. A great partnership.

posted 6th February 2021

Agnes Guyon
 Agnes Guyon says:

Definitely following and sharing... My favourite colour changes with my moods and my needs. The fox is my spirit animal, I feel, so I would probably choose his colour right now. But at other times, I might choose a cool turquoise or a vivid purple..

posted 6th February 2021

Pearl Melvill
 Pearl Melvill says:

I am always drawn to blues and greens, calming and invigorating at the same time. The solstice fern green is my colour. Strangely this year I have been drawn to the warm ochres and golds. I think they remind me of the safety of home. Adore your foxes, the creature that sits in my soul....

posted 6th February 2021

Gita Engelen
 Gita Engelen says:

My favourite colour is yellow. My bedroom walls are dark yellow and when the sun shines (it doesn't happen very often nowadays) through the curtains in the morning, it just makes me happy. It gives me warm fuzzys.

posted 6th February 2021

Denise Cooper
 Denise Cooper says:

My favourite colour is Autumn. I love the changing colours of the leaves - reds, russets, golds. I love the bare dark bark of the trees. I love the treasure that can be found under foot - rich shiny conkers, golden sycamore wings and acorns. It is the season that awakens my senses and quietens the disruption that is all around.

posted 6th February 2021

Tracy Duddridge
 Tracy Duddridge says:

Once again a beautiful update and my oh my those paints. I’m always drawn to the blues and a few greens that run and dance together to form teals a beautiful landscape for a dash of russet from a fox. I follow all the accounts and have now put the paints on my wish list.

posted 6th February 2021

Jo TC
 Jo TC says:

Lovely update - quite impossible to choose a favourite colour but its often the blue of the sky either the blue patch in a stormy sky (today's blue) or the deep blue as the sun sets at the end of day or the endless blue of the sky reflected in the sea. Very much looking forward to the NHM event!

posted 6th February 2021

Amber B
 Amber B says:

I love the combination of these stunning colours and your art Jackie . They marry perfectly. I can almost smell and taste the colours as they touch the page. My colour? Has to be amber.

posted 6th February 2021

Julie Rose
 Julie Rose says:

My favourite colour, at the moment, is Siena. I love the richness, as reflected in your fox paintings. These Deep Deep Light paints look fantastic and I am so tempted to purchase them xx

posted 6th February 2021

Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth
 Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth says:

What magical paints! I didn't realise there was a maker of these on this side of the Atlantic. Now I covet them; I shall try and save up!

Jackie is making such beautiful things, and is so good at sharing others' magical things and makings too.

...happy sigh...

posted 6th February 2021

Mary Jowitt
 Mary Jowitt says:

I think my favourite colour is green in all its many shades but to be truthful any of the autumn hues have my heart . Green gold reds and browns , yellows and purples in their richness . Colours of ancient woodlands , ploughed fields , rich fruitfulness .
I have admired your Deep Deep Light paints and love the richness of your painting with them . Winning this would be magical .

posted 6th February 2021

Alison Souter
 Alison Souter says:

These are heavenly colours! Just looking at them is very soothing. I love Rūta's Dream, both for the name -which sounds like a story - and the colour, grey-purple...the colour of flowers which excite bees and butterflies. Playing with these paints would be fun!

posted 6th February 2021

Lorijo Daniels
 Lorijo Daniels says:

I just love these beautiful paints, the row of greens are my favorite and the blue a close second, I'd love to mix the two. I am so excited for all the creative juices to flow.

posted 6th February 2021

Lyn Gibson
 Lyn Gibson says:

I love a deep forest green, also blues and a good earthy ochre...

posted 6th February 2021

Andy evans
 Andy evans says:

My favourite colour is highly dangerous ( if not illegal )to make now.
Arsenic green. My nan had some dangerous wallpaper in the spare room.
My father wore his WW2 gas mask and a rubber suit to strip it. We all laughed at him at the time. The council weren't laughing when he got them to dispose of it.
My hub class could have a lot of fun with these paints. We always have fun with paint anyway.

posted 6th February 2021

Gill Clifford
 Gill Clifford says:

Those paints are wonderful, so beautiful to look at. It's very difficult to pick a favourite colour, it changes for so many reasons. I think I just love to see colours in all their hues and beauty. At the moment, it's coppery, reddish earthy colours. I think I need to save and get some of these to play with, I shall be sharing far and wide.

posted 6th February 2021

Jamie Wallace
 Jamie Wallace says:

Thank you for sharing! Deep Deep Light's Insta is gorgeous, and I was also delighted to follow Unbound, as I didn't think to do so earlier. It's so very hard to pick a favorite color. The question made me think of a beautiful sunrise I saw earlier this week. It started with a dusky blue and soft yellow, and then - as the sun kindled its way up over the horizon - burst into a brilliance of hot pink, bright yellow, and fierce orange. Stretching away from the sun's point of entry into the sky, the colors faded again, transitioning into a muted rose and then a deep heathered purple and finally a pale blue that hinted at the color that would eventually take over the whole sky. Each color was captivating in its own moment. I could hardly choose just one. :)

posted 6th February 2021

Erica Bullivant
 Erica Bullivant says:

Those watercolour pans look beautiful- reminds me of my childhood paintings using my Dad’s watercolour pans paints whilst he would sit at his easel using oil paints. He would teach me how to look into colours to know how to create them using paints and so I would mix his paints for him ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Such happy memories. Miss him and my Mum (the green fingered one of the family) so much.

As for my favourite colour - it’s got to be that sea green you find near the coast. It’s almost like a green turquoise.

posted 6th February 2021

Claire Cargill
 Claire Cargill says:

Thank you for sharing this. I have been looking at Deep Deep Light on Instagram, the watercolours look lovely. Choosing a favourite colour is a bit of a challenge and for me changes with the seasons. At the moment I’d have to choose green. The green of the woods when the sky is dark grey and the sun is shining.

posted 6th February 2021

Pamela Watson
 Pamela Watson says:

I love receiving these updates on how things are progressing and I'm super excited about the release of east of the sun, west if the moon this autumn. I've followed both accounts on instagram and my favourite colour in tuff volcanic ash. I love deep reds and purples.

posted 6th February 2021

Allison Hunter Hill
 Allison Hunter Hill says:

My surname is Hunter. Is it by nature that my favorite color is hunter green? Coincidence? Or something else? In any case, it’s a color that is “home” to me. Thank you for your beautiful work.

posted 6th February 2021

Ailsa Grant-Turton
 Ailsa Grant-Turton says:

Blue! Always, always blue!

posted 6th February 2021

Dora Szuromi
 Dora Szuromi says:

Blue, blue, hues of blue all the way... though having gone through this winter, bleak on all levels, green and gold are weirdly growing on me. That Juniper Shadow whispers of long walks among tall mountains, of trips to the Lake District. I'd love to see it paired with Partridge. Even the names of the paints read like poetry! Almost like one one of your books. And that leather bound artist set is gorgeous... I am in love.

posted 6th February 2021

Laura Davis
 Laura Davis says:

Juniper Shadow. I am craving long walks along the coast at the moment.

posted 6th February 2021

Kate Hodmon
 Kate Hodmon says:

The Deep Deep Light range look sumptuous! Golden Gold Ochre or Lapis lazuli from Afghanistan I'd love to dip my brush and play around with them. Their Instagram account is very interesting, they must have the most amazing colour fingertips after work.

posted 6th February 2021

Donna Wright
 Donna Wright says:

Your beautiful paintings deserve these lovely watercolours. I personally love all autumnal colours but I think my favourite is dark red.

posted 6th February 2021

michelle burke
 michelle burke says:

All the colours are beautiful but the jay blue is so magical. The magic is in the using of them though, and Jackie Morris uses them to sublime effect.

posted 6th February 2021

Tilly Bond
 Tilly Bond says:

Green
These fresh spring trees that glow intensely with their new coats that deepen with the summer haze...
That are individual, yet merge into a canvas life renewed...yea green is my favourite

posted 6th February 2021

Ahlyah Ali
 Ahlyah Ali says:

Blue is my favourite colour, shades of teal, turquoise, but all kinds. Though the gold-red of autumn leaves in sunlight has its own magic.

posted 6th February 2021

Ieva Andžāne
 Ieva Andžāne says:

Beautiful work with beautiful colors! Rose ash is my favorite here :)

posted 6th February 2021

Esme Pears
 Esme Pears says:

Ooo, favourite colour... I'm into warm greys at the moment. But rusty red is an old favourite so I might have to say both! Thank you for this opportunity.

posted 6th February 2021

Anne Dunn
 Anne Dunn says:

Thanks for more lovely pages to follow on Instagram. Currently, I would choose that beautiful red fox colour. The foxes are just wonderful, someone is going to be so lucky,

posted 6th February 2021

Guna Petermane
 Guna Petermane says:

I have just started discovering this world of watercolours and it happened through my training to become a Montessori elementary guide. I want my students to know about the magic of colours so learning about history of pigments, brushes, inks etc. Absolutely fascinating new world to me:) My favorite colours currently are lapis and gold. But light greens and yellows (like maple tree's blossoms) are creeping in as I long for spring. Thanks for the chance in giveaway!

posted 6th February 2021

Isa Goldfinch
 Isa Goldfinch says:

...acho que sou incapaz de escolher uma unica cor favorita
acho que depende de como me sinto, talvez as horas do dia também contribuam e o vento, as estações do ano, a lua os sonhos, a chávena de chá...
sou incapaz de escolher apenas uma cor favorita

posted 6th February 2021

Sarah West
 Sarah West says:

All the colors are gorgeous. And watercolours are my favourite medium. That English Red is just beautiful!

posted 6th February 2021

Sara Bankes
 Sara Bankes says:

At this moment in time - Teal , I have a feather.

posted 7th February 2021

Joanna Rowland
 Joanna Rowland says:

French Cobalt; I want to dive in!
Thanks so much.

posted 7th February 2021

Karin Celestine
 Karin Celestine says:

Blue. Beautiful deep blue.
I may have to buy some of those paints.
Love the new covers!

posted 7th February 2021

Sean Martin
 Sean Martin says:

I love plans blue so deep in colour. These would be a great set of paints to win to keep practising my lockdown project. I love your work and currently practicing the fox .

posted 7th February 2021

Amanda Percy
 Amanda Percy says:

Wow I love your paintings and these watercolours look amazing! I have been enjoying the extra time lockdown has provided to sketch and improve my Watercolour skills. My favourite colour changes but I always have to have indigo.

posted 7th February 2021

Cornelia Rémi
 Cornelia Rémi says:

I love talking about colours anyway, to share them with family members and friends - we describe them to each other during lockdown calls, as we cannot truly look at them together. A rich teal that cannot quite decide whether to be green or blue is my favourie colour.

posted 7th February 2021

Sharon Gibson
 Sharon Gibson says:

As others have found, choosing a favourite colour is such a tricky task. All colours are a treasure, but I must say I am drawn to the deep mossy greens of the forest or the acidity of limey and ochre mosses and lichen on rock. Thank you for introducing us to your new paints, I’m also going to invest in some Deep Deep Light pans. You can feel the wild in them.

posted 7th February 2021

Sheila MacNeill
 Sheila MacNeill says:

such a lovely update - so excited about this project. Very difficult to choose just one colour from the Deep Deep Light range, but indigo is calling me too.

posted 7th February 2021

E Webb
 E Webb says:

I visited the Deep Deep Light website and fell in love with the Jay Blue and Juniper Shadow set. They are colours that speak to me of water and shade, deep pools and dark pines, but also something of Japanese art and possibility.

posted 7th February 2021

Teresa Squires
 Teresa Squires says:

I have always loved blue, and wear it by preference. I often verge towards a turquoise blue, but lately teal has become more flattering on me. In my home I try very hard to be more adventurous with colour, but I always come back to calming green.

posted 7th February 2021

Kit Spahr
 Kit Spahr says:

Green is my favorite color...I miss it in winter when it's hard to come by but not impossible. Moss, winter ferns, lichen, pine needles. Never have to be encouraged to share your work!

posted 7th February 2021

Hannah Fletcher
 Hannah Fletcher says:

My current mood is Indigo for distant mountains, copper for wet landscapes and deep greens for tea leaves. Lemongrass scented paint sounds a true delight for the mind.

posted 7th February 2021

Samantha Easter
 Samantha Easter says:

A beautiful green is my absolute favourite. I just love to be walking through a dense woodland with all the different textures, sounds and smells. x

posted 7th February 2021

Hayley McMahon
 Hayley McMahon says:

I love deep deep light watercolours, they look so beautiful. I would have to say Payne’s Grey is one of my favourites as I always like some of this moody colour but it varies. The deep deep light colours are so evocative though I can imagine lots would become favourites.

posted 7th February 2021

Andrea Burden
 Andrea Burden says:

The foxes are beautiful- what a wonderful prize to offer. Looking outside on a snowy, bitterly cold day - the colour that stands out for me is Solstice Fern. A wonderful lush green - a hint of what is slowly about to unfurl.

posted 7th February 2021

Jamie Normington
 Jamie Normington says:

My favourite colour was my hair, aged about 16.

Now I love my front room but think the colours aren’t what I see (I’m colourblind in some shades of natural colours. I think it’s between dust and cocoa, and a couple of odd greens).

The colour of my boots is called ‘cigar’ but I thought “who’d smoke a grey cigar!”. I’ve since been told they are brown.

I like night skies when you can see oily rainbows near the moon.

posted 7th February 2021

Helen Kennedy
 Helen Kennedy says:

I love this work and can really see the difference between the deep deep light paints and the ones you normally work with. I love the textures they create!
My favourite colour at the moment is Payne’s Grey and I can’t imagine working without it right now.
Good luck with the Spell Songs. I cried my way through the entirety of the performance in Manchester, in a February that seems a lifetime ago, not just two years!

posted 7th February 2021

Ceridwen Porter
 Ceridwen Porter says:

Simply beautiful!
As I try and master watercolours myself, these natural and fragranced pans of colour sound like a feast for the senses... Deep indigos, greens and greys appeal at the moment...

posted 7th February 2021

Sharon Bell
 Sharon Bell says:

This book looks gorgeous, the foxes look so vivid and alive with their colours!
I find myself drawn to the Baltic Sea Colours palette. All those sea and sky colours found at the edges of things. Not quite sea, not quite sky, not quite land....mmmn!

posted 7th February 2021

Paula Beasley
 Paula Beasley says:

The book will be amazing, and I would love to add it to your other books already settling in here in my home. Also supported the new project and can't wait to receive that book now! My favorite color changes - but blues and greens are always there. In spring, it's the tender green of new leaves, summer is the bright yellow slash of the Goldfinch, autumn is the rich blue that the sky deepens to as the heat passes, and winter is the rich browns of the landscape, & the hawks hunting. It's too hard to pick just one.

posted 7th February 2021

Chiara Mac
 Chiara Mac says:

I love all the projects you are doing to support the arts, to protect the planet. Thank you. Many years ago I first saw your paintings in St David’s cathedral in Wales. I feel in love them and have remained a fan ever since. I think the rich red calls to me from across the paints. Maybe it reminds me of one of the ladies I remember from that exhibition years ago. I’m sure there was one had a rich red capes as she walked in the snow with a big white bear. Or maybe it just feels warm and velvety, a place I could hide from grief and feel warm. It’s been a tough old year but colours can make all the difference. Thank you

posted 7th February 2021

Sarah Royston
 Sarah Royston says:

Beautiful post, thank you! My favourite colour is deep rich Devon hill green.

posted 7th February 2021

Pen Thompson
 Pen Thompson says:

Lovely upbeat update for these unending uncertain times. My colour is rich red and there are several in this tempting box of paints . The lapis blue is gorgeous too. Keep up al” your good work ! Pen

posted 7th February 2021

Doreen Barnaville
 Doreen Barnaville says:

Favourite colour .... oh, that soft and gentle in-between colour that is sometimes blue, or green, or grey ...

posted 7th February 2021

Cynthia Mead
 Cynthia Mead says:

Your work is always so very magical. I follow all of the Instagram accounts and my favorite color is usually a green shade, as I find greens to be so very healing. This is certainly a special giveaway, thank you for the chance to participate.

posted 7th February 2021

Anne M.H. Graswinckel
 Anne M.H. Graswinckel says:

Oh This is the point where my love for foxes, meets the fascination for the silent unwinding, meets the love for watercolour, meets the love for the deepdeeplightpaint!! I am in love with the whole palet from the baltic sea set. And with the juniper shadow. But curious to find out what orange brown you use for the foxes!?! I will try caput mortum and gold ochre.

posted 7th February 2021

Tamara Hitch
 Tamara Hitch says:

Usually it would be a startling blue, but at the moment it’s Gold Ochre as a reminder that Spring is on its way.

posted 7th February 2021

Jo Benson
 Jo Benson says:

When I was a little girl, I had a little Jack Russell called Conker. She was black on top, a chestnut brown underneath with a trickle of white under her chin. My favourite bit was her caramel coloured eyebrows, only still when she was asleep.

posted 7th February 2021

Vera Koura
 Vera Koura says:

At the moment my favourite colour is green. I’m waiting for the summer and all its colours.

posted 7th February 2021

Becks Rossiter
 Becks Rossiter says:

Favoured colours for me will always be automatically in the indigos & deep purples but the gorgeous "Solstice Fern" from deepdeeplight is speaking strongly just now!!
Oh my...your foxes are so beautiful. For 20yrs and much travel I have carried a little fox as my guardian spirit since a connection based on American Indian Medicine lore (long story!) The chance to own some of your original art incorporating them excites me no end. Fingers crossed ..here's hoping my little fox spirit is working for me

posted 7th February 2021

Lisa Hofmann
 Lisa Hofmann says:

What a stunning giveaway! Your foxes are magical as are Deep Deep Light pigments. They are so magical. Favorite color? Oh, I too always am drawn to blues - cobalt, Prussian blue - and teals although my lifelong love has been green (and isn't Solstice Fern as delightful color?)Thank you for all the beauty you inspire and share. xo

posted 7th February 2021

nicky thomas-davies
 nicky thomas-davies says:

I live the Juniper green, partly because it reminds me of the smell of the pinetum we visit and partly because it is the name of my youngest daughter. If there were a Cedar red for my other daughter then i would be torn!
Foxes are my favourite animal and your paintings are so so beautiful. Nicky x

posted 7th February 2021

Janet Fearnley
 Janet Fearnley says:

Happy to have followed and shared this post. Beautiful artwork, great paints, so looking forward to this book. Love greens - the solstice fern is surely a must - peaceful and calm. Terrific opportunity, thanks. Jx

posted 7th February 2021

Lydia Ruffin
 Lydia Ruffin says:

Love your work so much! Very excited for the April concert as well.
I’ve always loved green, and really swooned when I saw juniper and rose together on Deep Deep Light!

posted 7th February 2021

Jo Solliday
 Jo Solliday says:

I’m normally all In on blues, but that orange is gorgeous. I’ve loved watching your posts with these paints; magical!

posted 7th February 2021

Flora Clark
 Flora Clark says:

Beautiful paints and beautiful foxes! I'm always drawn to blues and also bright corals for some reason!

posted 7th February 2021

Jeanie Montgomery
 Jeanie Montgomery says:

The colour that is at the forefront of my mind, so we'll call it my favourite for now, is copper, as it has so many facets and such depth. It glimmers and shimmers, sparkles and shifts in different lights. I have signed up to both on Instagram and will keep an eye out for their future posts. Thank you for updating us on your projects and for your inspiring work.

posted 7th February 2021

Keleigh Kennaway
 Keleigh Kennaway says:

Ah these Deep Deep Light paints have been calling to me. Feeling drawn to Juniper Shadow, but I think my favourite is Jay Blue. I love everything about this project ♡

posted 7th February 2021

Kim Hartson
 Kim Hartson says:

I’ve been following along as you paint foxes ever since deepdeeplight started sharing your work and I absolutely love it. I’m also usually drawn to blues particularly indigo but recently have been really drawn to deepdeeplight’s Ruta’s dream! I love the way the bright purple bursts through with lots of water. But honestly all of deepdeeplight’s colors are stunning.

posted 7th February 2021

Sean Martin
 Sean Martin says:

Jay blue for me jackie love your work and always inspire me to paint and draw thank you for your brilliant mind and artistic skills

posted 7th February 2021

Maggie Sharps
 Maggie Sharps says:

Very hard to choose, but my favourite is Rose Ashes. Looking forward to the Natural History Museum event.

posted 7th February 2021

Mandy Curnock
 Mandy Curnock says:

Loving the greens!

posted 7th February 2021

Racheblue Love
 Racheblue Love says:

I am so excited for this new book and am also loving being part of the journey of it as you share these beautiful updates with us. Deep Deep Light is a wonderful discovery I can't wait to get involved with them myself. So many delicious colours but my favourite right now is Ruta's Dream because it will paint beautiful shadows from which the light can emerge. I'm always partial to a smudge of Ultramarine magic too - either Violet or Cobalt will do the trick :) x

posted 7th February 2021

Rachel Michaud
 Rachel Michaud says:

Can't wait to explore these paints! The English Red is calling to me...

posted 7th February 2021

Julia Collins
 Julia Collins says:

So beautiful. My favourite colours have always been deep purples. I was once stopped in a shop because my hat, scarf, coat, jumper and bag were all purples. I don't think I'd noticed either i just own a lot of purples!

posted 7th February 2021

Emilee MacInnes
 Emilee MacInnes says:

Those paints look stunning! My favourite colour is the rich, soft green of sunlit moss. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

posted 8th February 2021

Rebecca Amis
 Rebecca Amis says:

Absolutely gorgeous and lovely giveaway. I like loads of colours but am partial to subtle greens (I have a slight obsession with moss), earthy golds and gentle purples. The colours of mountains, woodlands and coasts.

posted 8th February 2021

Lyni Sargent
 Lyni Sargent says:

Hello, I adore your lovely foxes, so cute!
My favourite colours are green and purple, especially when they’re just the right hue to compliment each other perfectly :-)

posted 8th February 2021

Carol Williams
 Carol Williams says:

What beautiful paints - I love the chrome oxide green, so warm and mossy. And I loved watching you paint those foxes on the Spell Songs livestream.

posted 8th February 2021

Lara Reid
 Lara Reid says:

Such a heartwarming project, Jackie; so many careful loops and twists in the making, too, just like your bonny stories and artwork. Jade is a favourite colour of mine; the tipping vibrancy of west coast waves, the deep softness of pine needles in summer. Wishing you all the best from a snowy corner of east coast Scotland x

posted 8th February 2021

Sandra Rowland
 Sandra Rowland says:

My favourite colours - they're on a beautiful, darting small Hummingbird, they're on a graceful and proud Peacock - blues and greens, natures rhythms...

posted 8th February 2021

Andie Luijk
 Andie Luijk says:

Thank you so much for all the treasures you bring our way and the soul healing networks we can wonder on.
My favourite colour is Turquoise, always has been . I am a natural dyer and savour the weld dyeing of the pale lemon yellow that when dipped and redipped in the indigo vat can produce the perfect turquoise spectrum.

posted 8th February 2021

Louise Fogarty
 Louise Fogarty says:

I love all the blues but my favourite has to be Mayan red! There is joy in it - a bit like biting into a warm raspberry straight from the cane - on a warm sunny day!

posted 8th February 2021

Giles Gatrell
 Giles Gatrell says:

Daylily Orange is my favourite. It reminds me of a robin's breast - a sight that keeps me joyful through the winter's chill.

posted 8th February 2021

Lisa Quattromini
 Lisa Quattromini says:

Orange for me - bright as a sunset or deep as a robin. Daylilies all over too soon or the dead leaves of a beech hedge holding from November till March.

posted 8th February 2021

Leandra Laird
 Leandra Laird says:

I love olive green, all neutral greens really. Forrest colors. I love your work.

posted 8th February 2021

Bee Ramachander
 Bee Ramachander says:

We love your work as a family. What thrills me the most is that my son aged 11 is particularly inspired by your work and he’s not a big ‘reader’ - but your work touches him and inspires him to read - what a thrill! He has a little growing collection of your works.
Deep dark blue - like an inky sky over the still ocean would be our choice.
Stunning work every time. Stay safe.

posted 8th February 2021

Joy DiPaola
 Joy DiPaola says:

I’m always drawn to colors of the sky: bright clear cerulean, moody lavender, inky midnight indigo.

posted 8th February 2021

Mitzi Koch
 Mitzi Koch says:

Oh my goodness ,I so love your work !!
I would say Sepia is at the top of the list for my favorite colors...it reminds me of the redish brown colors of fox fur, I have had a visiting fox on and off this winter and have felt blessed by it's presence ❤️ so of course I am in love with all of your foxes .

posted 8th February 2021

Anna Berry
 Anna Berry says:

For many years I always come back to green tones. Very calming

posted 8th February 2021

Norma Laming
 Norma Laming says:

I have only just seen these paints from Jackie’s Instagram posts. I’m m not a pink person but I love the look of Gerda’s pink. That and the Festive dinner set. Fingers crossed

posted 8th February 2021

Thalia Charles
 Thalia Charles says:

I love this so much! Foxes are wonderful, your artwork, everything. Shared on Instagram (@laughingmuse). I have always loved deep blues the most, but this past year of social distancing I find myself wanting warm greens, mossy greens, and the greens of sunlight through tree leaves.

posted 8th February 2021

Su J
 Su J says:

My favourite colour has shifted from pinks to dusty blues. I’m loving vivianite gem watercolours at the moment! And rose Ashes by Deep Deeplight is just beautiful!

posted 8th February 2021

Elvia Black
 Elvia Black says:

My favorite color is purple, all shades of it blue is a second favorite . I love your foxes they are beautiful. Awesome giveaway.

posted 8th February 2021

Sophie Hunter
 Sophie Hunter says:

I think my favourite colour today is Bullfinch - the soft red in the DeepDeepLight birds set. It warms my heart as I look out on today's snowy landscape. I've been so inspired by your beautiful books and your artwork, and am delighted to find DeepDeepLight and Unbound via you - thank you.

posted 8th February 2021

Julie Shackson
 Julie Shackson says:

Your work brightens my day! My favourite colour moves and changes, but currently I am smitten by the colours of the fox; russet oranges and browns. Thank you! Xx

posted 8th February 2021

Kim Tillyer
 Kim Tillyer says:

I looked at DeepDeepLight's watercolours after seeing your Instagram post the other week, they are utterly gorgeous and I was thinking of getting some for my dad to try (William Tillyer). How to choose a favourite colour? For me (if I ever get my muse back!) the Solstice Green or French Indigo but I'd also love to try the Caput Mortum because my dad once told me he thought it was the colour of the fells/moors in winter - wet dead bracken, sleeping heather and the distant hill tops.
Lots of love from Cumbria x

posted 8th February 2021

Susana Morvan
 Susana Morvan says:

I’m loving the layers of reds in your foxes there. For me, the colour to look at and love has to be luscious deep red velvet just after I’ve stroked it the wrong way - but somehow my painting keeps going back to that singing blue of the low western sky just before dusk settles. Thanks for opening this door.

posted 8th February 2021

Lesley Styles
 Lesley Styles says:

I always have trouble saying which is my favourite colour because I truly do love them all! Having said that I am always bowled over by Cerulean Blue - it speaks to me!

posted 8th February 2021

Katherine Alker
 Katherine Alker says:

The foxes are beautiful! and gorgeous colours of paint by Deep Deep Light - i love the names of paint in the Winter Birds paint box - I think 'Green Woodpecker' is my favourite.

posted 8th February 2021

Shanna Zoch
 Shanna Zoch says:

Choosing a favorite color is like choosing a favorite child. I have a favorite but if I say it out loud the others might feel bad and get jealous. If I had to pick though, it would be indigo. Something about it just has my heart and I still find myself drawn to it no matter how many I own

posted 8th February 2021

Samantha Gilliam-Scott
 Samantha Gilliam-Scott says:

Hi Jackie! I follow you and deep deep light on Instagram so just need to find unbound. Thank you for the amazing chance to enter this draw.My favourite colour is purple, the colour of my favourite flower, wild violets. Shared with much love and gratitude x

posted 8th February 2021

Alyssa Taylor Page
 Alyssa Taylor Page says:

Right now I am loving potters pink and vivianite.

posted 8th February 2021

Carol Richardson
 Carol Richardson says:

This is an amazing offer, to bring more colour into our lives. I dont use enough colour, my favourite is green, but all colours have infinite possibilities. I use your beautiful illustrations as meditations, they bring me joy.

posted 8th February 2021

Gillian Tebbs
 Gillian Tebbs says:

Great looking project and thanks for the recommendation for the paints: 'juniper shadow' is my favourite. It's a stunning and atmospheric deep sea green.

posted 8th February 2021

Lisa chadwick
 Lisa chadwick says:

This is a beautiful competition, all the colours are stunning but I really love French cobalt

posted 8th February 2021

Lisa chadwick
 Lisa chadwick says:

I think I put French cobalt instead of French ultramarine

posted 8th February 2021

charlotte Taylor
 charlotte Taylor says:

Today I love the gold, but they are all lovely (links shared on facebook!).

posted 8th February 2021

Joyce van der Lely
 Joyce van der Lely says:

Wow, this so super special! I love the colour Ruta's Dream from Deep Deep Light (the colour is mysterious and the name appeals so much too). My sister moved to a house called "the Foxes hole" and you are drawing the winner on my Bday the 14th! Ooooooh, I am having fingers, toes and everything I can crossed <3 <3 <3 you are amazing and amazingly generous with this Giveaway xxxx Joyce

posted 8th February 2021

Jane Odriozola
 Jane Odriozola says:

I am in love with these beautiful paints! They seem to grow and become more than colour on the page, no doubt also thanks to your glorious watercolour paintings. I do love blue lapis, and indeed any blues found in the sea or sky, both unfathomable. I would love to learn to know these paints.

posted 8th February 2021

Sheridan Brown
 Sheridan Brown says:

I am another in love with blues (there seem to be many of us). One of my daily delights, now that I live near the sea, is watching the colours change on the water against the sky; so many varied shades, not always blue of course!

posted 8th February 2021

Senga Bennett
 Senga Bennett says:

I love your foxes. I think my favourite colour right now is red. The splash of a robin's breast and rosehips in an otherwise bare winter hedge.

posted 8th February 2021

Nyree Kerr
 Nyree Kerr says:

I’m mesmerised by Juniper, and the pairing of Juniper & Rose Ashes... just sublime!

posted 8th February 2021

Heidi Logie
 Heidi Logie says:

Such an exiting giveaway thank you so much to you all for your kindness. I love following your lovely pages and enjoying your posts and so hope to try these paints which just look truly magical. I adore your paintings and excited to learn more about Unbound. My favourite colour is Rita’s Dream. Hope you stay safe and well X

posted 8th February 2021

Anna Bear
 Anna Bear says:

A lovely post, full of so much happy news. I'm excited for the new book - as well as the new copies of my favourite 'East of the Sun...' and 'Wild Swans'.
The paints look stunning. They look so otherwordly.
My favourite colour changes with my mood. I think overall it's all the shades of purple - but blue is so soothing so I return to it when I need peace.
I named my dogs after blue colours - Indigo and Lapis Lazuli. My dyslexia glasses are indigo coloured too.
Interesting to know which paints you usually use, am I allowed to ask which brushes you recommend?

posted 8th February 2021

Rebecca Everett
 Rebecca Everett says:

Your beautiful book project is enchanting! You are an adept and gifted artist and I've been following you for your whole Instagram journey. This giveaway is a DREAM!! Your original artworks in @deepdeeplight colours are magical. Can't wait for this lovely book! @unboundm.com have outdone themselves!

posted 8th February 2021

Marian McHugh
 Marian McHugh says:

I love blues and especially indigo because it has so much depth and history. Love that you chose the 14th for the draw. In Australia as well as being International Book Day it is also Love your Library day (though I believe that should be every day :-) ).

posted 8th February 2021

Tracey Cole
 Tracey Cole says:

Love love love. ❤ My favourite colours are blues.....Prairie skies and deep blue seas. Winter's night and heathered leaves. ❤

posted 8th February 2021

Rebecca Everett
 Rebecca Everett says:

Jackie, your beautiful book project is enchanting! You are an adept and gifted artist and I've been following you for your whole Instagram journey. This giveaway is a DREAM!! Your original artworks in @deepdeeplight_watercolours are magical. Can't wait for this lovely book! @unbounders have outdone themselves! My favorite colour is also Lapes! The rich deep potent blue is mesmerising.

posted 8th February 2021

Aoife Barron
 Aoife Barron says:

I love the green colour, what a beautiful set of paints

posted 8th February 2021

chris capista
 chris capista says:

I love your books! I have purchased several and the artwork is so lovely! I must say I also am a fan of the blue paint. Such a rich hue. Thank you for what you do!

posted 8th February 2021

Sharon Jones
 Sharon Jones says:

I am a huge fan of purples and greens, but I do love to mix my own hues, so when selecting colors I often go for primaries, reds, blues, yellows. Thank you for the opportunity to enter such charming giveaway! Your foxes are so gorgeous, I must try your wonderful exercise of painting with no underdrawing, the results you achieve are so charming!

posted 8th February 2021

Laura Wreschnig
 Laura Wreschnig says:

I Love deep, almost black greens :) Love your work!

posted 9th February 2021

Gini Cooper
 Gini Cooper says:

Oh, your fox are divine, so full of spirit! They are dear to me and I'm thrilled to find your site via Deep Deep Light. My favorite color is purple with teal a close runner up, though really it depends on the day and the weather. I'd love to enter the wonderful giveaway. But it's already a gift to find your art. I'll be sure to share with my art group!

posted 9th February 2021

Kirsty Roberts
 Kirsty Roberts says:

What a lovely approach to a giveaway! I loved the winding, secret steps it took to get here and the beautiful things I discovered along the way. Thank you

My favourite colour is indigo. I love the depth of it. The darkness of it, and the beautiful glow of it, almost like sun shining through water - soft in the middle and dark and heavy on the edges.

posted 9th February 2021

Leanne Woodbridge
 Leanne Woodbridge says:

This is such a lovely giveaway. If I had to pick a colour, it would have to be indigo.

posted 9th February 2021

Vivita Kaupere
 Vivita Kaupere says:

Wow! Lovely foxes and story, it made to love my first meeting with your work! Before meeting your foxes I made new friends with deep deep light watercolours. Their colours are what I was searching for - a reflection of nature and my desires...
My favourite colour always has been red and it's shades are also shifting, now it is somewhere between red wine and purple...

posted 9th February 2021

Christina Cairns
 Christina Cairns says:

I used to be all blues and purples, but now I find it is the deep forest greens and earthy reds that draw me. I'm no watercolour artist, but I do harbour a secret fantasy of stepping out, Beatrix Potter-like in long tweed skirt and sturdy button-up boots, to wander over hill and dale with my paintbox under my arm, and a hound at my side...though I expect my lovely lurcher/bitzer/staghound/roo-dog/who-knows-dog, Fergus, would just chase Peter Rabbit and all his family away!

Happily shared on FB.

posted 9th February 2021

Tricia Johnson
 Tricia Johnson says:

I don't want to choose! They are all so lovely.
Thanks for turning me on to these beautiful paints. If I force myself I will choose Night Raspberry, I love a nice grey to drop into other colours to mute them and make all the washes work better together.
I saw your beautiful work in Dunster, 18 months ago, it was a beautiful, unexpected treat!

posted 9th February 2021

Barbara Challender
 Barbara Challender says:

How beautiful! Favourite colour - difficult. I love rich turquoise-blues, but oh, the pull of a rich warm yellow, full of hope.

posted 9th February 2021

Jennifer Green
 Jennifer Green says:

Hi Jackie, gorgeous as always. I am a printmaker based in cornwall. A good friend gave me some raw-pigments to work with and Burnt Sienna had the most beautiful, deep quality to it. There is something so special bout the earth tones, especially when sat next to watery blue hues. Love your work, magical as always. Best wishes, Jen x

posted 9th February 2021

Lisa Lovett Igo
 Lisa Lovett Igo says:

Absolutely amazing art and a beautiful post. Paint aroma takes me right back to a childhood memory... buying my first set of paints age about 4 or 5.
This is so hard, I love greens but also the names ...indigo, ultramarine, phthalo blue or veridian.

posted 9th February 2021

Lisa Lovett Igo
 Lisa Lovett Igo says:

I am part Fox... both great grandmothers. Irish “Sionnach” and English Fox.
Rag taggle first generation immigrant of Irish and English Foxes.

posted 9th February 2021

Erika Pruden
 Erika Pruden says:

I am soooo in love with red, and turquoise right now. It changes from day to day... When I was little and people would ask what my favourite colour was I would excitedly name off every colour one can imagine, ending with “and brown only sometimes.”

posted 9th February 2021

Brice Neugent
 Brice Neugent says:

I think my favorite color changes with the seasons. In autumn, it’s warm reds and golds. With spring arriving soon, I’m drawn to soft greens. I love the idea of paints ‘waking up’.

posted 9th February 2021

Rachel O'Meara
 Rachel O'Meara says:

Color wakes me up. I love them all.

posted 9th February 2021

Nikki Holmes
 Nikki Holmes says:

Dreaming of spring: solstice fern.

posted 10th February 2021

Katherine Fox
 Katherine Fox says:

I love the blues, but out of the colours on this palette, all shining from water, I like the very middle one.

posted 10th February 2021

Tim Harwood
 Tim Harwood says:

I have a soft spot for the blues; the cold blue of a winter's sky, the startling intensity of lapis lazuli, the fleeting flash of a kingfisher, but also all colours of nature: the russet red of a fox, and the cheerful red of a robin's breast, the green of the first leaves of spring and the yellow of daffodils.

posted 10th February 2021

Tanith Hicks
 Tanith Hicks says:

I cannot wait to see this new book it will hold such wild magic! A favourite colour? Autumnal damson,plum and grape,deep burgundy and rich russets that all sing when twisted through with deep gold. Then there are the greens, woodland shades of olive, green-gold, lichen, deep moss, soft new ferns and vibrant new spring leaves dappled by golden sunlight.

posted 10th February 2021

Jeff Wince
 Jeff Wince says:

I don't know how to pick one color. I will have to just say any of the infinite combinations of blue and yellow. I can see why you teamed up with Deep Deep Light. I felt like I fell down the rabbit hole when I visited their Instagram. It's magical.

posted 10th February 2021

Heather D'Andries
 Heather D'Andries says:

Oh, the foxes! Your foxes and hares have always been my very favorite of your works (I hope you don't mind, but I've got them tattooed on me!). My favorite colors as a child were always blue and green, but they've sort of merged into my current favorite of teal.

posted 11th February 2021

Claire Storrow
 Claire Storrow says:

Solstice Fern is speaking to me having just completed a watercolour of a green woodpecker. Lovely paints – thanks for bringing them to my attention Jackie!

posted 11th February 2021

Rebecca Hughes
 Rebecca Hughes says:

What a generous gift - those are beautiful paints. I love deep blues (but I think celadon is my favourite colour word....)

posted 11th February 2021

Siobhan Graham
 Siobhan Graham says:

How wonderful. I’m drawn to English Red but the blues do have their own magic.

posted 11th February 2021

Davina Balvack
 Davina Balvack says:

These are all beautiful and thank you so much for including non-Instagrammers in the giveaway!
I'm a sucker for pinky purples so the Tuff Volcanic Ash and Rose Ashes as well as the Caput Mortuum really caught my eye.

posted 11th February 2021

Ann Sefton
 Ann Sefton says:

How to choose a favourite colour?! So difficult. Torn between French Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna, but I will go with Burnt Sienna, the colour of fox! Beautiful work Jackie Morris and gorgeous looking paints I would love to use!

posted 11th February 2021

Lisa Patterson
 Lisa Patterson says:

Such wonderful looking colours, and such sensitive and beautiful paintings. My favourite colour would be cobalt ultramarine. The cobalt blues were always a favourite of my Nana Pat, who was an accomplished watercolourist, and it is very much a significant colour of the New Zealand summer I am experiencing now. Both good reasons to love it!

posted 11th February 2021

Lesa Usry
 Lesa Usry says:

I love every yellow variation that exists! I never liked to paint or draw because I wasn’t “good” at it. My daughter and I tried watercolors as a distraction from anxiety a few months ago. We found that we are better than we thought.

posted 11th February 2021

Claudia Rapp
 Claudia Rapp says:

Definitely all the blues! The darker the better :) And I love the word indigo, it's so promising?!

posted 11th February 2021

Johanna Wood
 Johanna Wood says:

I'm with you on the blues but also have a passion for the golds, absolutely love the Deep deep light gold ochre -the sun kissing the paper!!

posted 11th February 2021

Catty Bateson
 Catty Bateson says:

I go for almost daily walks in the Sherbrooke forest in Victoria, Australia. There are lyre birds, kookaburra, rosella as well as little yellow-breastfed Robins and as assortment of wrens. I've started picking up feathers. Sometimes you find in a feather, a band of teal, rather like the Juniper Green. That is jostling out my favourite colours, although Cobalt and Indigo are up there as well. But, really - how to choose? Yesterday came home with a kookaburra feather, beautiful brown and cream, warm as bread. What to do with these feathers?

posted 11th February 2021

Tracy Alexander
 Tracy Alexander says:

I love the color yellow. It's so cheery. I never really wear yellow, but I always feel a sense of happiness when I see it.

posted 11th February 2021

Marie-Michelle La Rue
 Marie-Michelle La Rue says:

I literally fell in love with Deep Deep Light watercolors too! My favorites are Mother Earth grey, Rūta's dream, Night raspberry, Rose ashes, and Juniper shadow. Can't choose only one! Since I got them, I barely use my Daniel Smiths anymore. The colors are so magical, changing all the time, unpredictable and rich. I also love DDL values and that's why I am happy to work with them.

posted 11th February 2021

Stephanie Newman
 Stephanie Newman says:

Colour makes my autistic heart race. I can get quite overwhelmed in a flower shop, or a yarn shop, or an art shop....

Picking a single colour would make me really sad. I just can't pick one. Does that disqualify me? I can say that I love 'burnt' colours - oranges, reds, greens, blues, browns, yellows.... but I can't choose one. They & I would hate that.

posted 11th February 2021

Nici Derosier
 Nici Derosier says:

I've had a fox appear in my garden several times the last few weeks. I always swoon a bit when I see it appear, I just have such a mad love for them. :) Choosing a favorite color feels a bit like choosing a favorite song! I can say I am drawn to cool tones, purples and blues, silvers and greys, forest-y greens. Shared this post on FB followed on Insta, and now crossing my fingers and toes for luck!

posted 12th February 2021

Joanie Hoffman
 Joanie Hoffman says:

My favorite color is pink. Always has been, probably always will be. It started with the Carnation Pink Crayola Crayon.
I have shared this post on Facebook and will happily talk with two artist friends of mine. Thank you.

posted 12th February 2021

Alison Tait
 Alison Tait says:

For me any colour comes to life when it is zinging next to another colour. Its all about contrast, dark and light, warm and cold, soft and hard. Today I'm really enjoying the wintery landscapes and the deep inky dark grey blues against light almost white with a hint of warmth from a barely there yellow.
I'm loving the feast of colour and texture coming from gorgeous paper and rich deep deep paint in the gifted hands of Jackie..

posted 12th February 2021

Patricia Sheath
 Patricia Sheath says:

These paints look beautiful. I love the earthy, rust tones used by Jackie Morris on the foxes. I would love to experiment with them.

posted 12th February 2021

Alison Tait
 Alison Tait says:

For me colours come to life when they are next to other colours. Its all about contast: light and dark, warm and cold, soft and hard. Today I'm loving the wintery landscape with light breaking through cloud. Deep dark inky blues next to bright white with a tiny hint of yellow to warm and soften it.
Loving and sharing the feast of colour and texture brought together by Two rivers paper, Deep Deep Light paint and Jackies talent.

posted 12th February 2021

Alison Tait
 Alison Tait says:

Oops.. My post dissappeared so I posted again thinking it hadnt been sent.. sorry

posted 12th February 2021

Martin Walker
 Martin Walker says:

Indigo has always been my favourite colour. It has such great depth and emotion for me. It is at it's best in watercolour & Deep Deep Light colours look brilliantI hesitate to comment about Jackie's painting as I have little artistic talent. What I can say is that I love all the books and I find the paintings simply stunning. Everytime I look at them I see something different.This Christmas her books have gone to France, USA and to family here. I kept 3 for myself (!). I have pledged for Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone. Long missive but heartfelt.

posted 12th February 2021

San C
 San C says:

Wow! Very very beautiful fox. Your fox paintings makes me want to paint my own fox . Love all the gorgeous earthy colors

posted 12th February 2021

Sandra Bird
 Sandra Bird says:

Ooh that blue is beautiful, but I always feel drawn to the reds. Red has to be my favourite. ❣️

posted 12th February 2021

Anna-Lisa Neesham’s
 Anna-Lisa Neesham’s says:

Night Raspberry is incredible. And I rather like Mayan Red but I’m always drawn to blues. Beautiful work Jackie x

posted 12th February 2021

Sheila Dennis
 Sheila Dennis says:

Mayan Red is my choice on this gray cold day, two days from Valentine’s Day. So happy to discover Deep deep Light!

posted 12th February 2021

Stacy Doney
 Stacy Doney says:

My favorite color is Phthalo blue. I was just playing Heartwood and Spellsongs Blessing in the car the other day and my oldest child, now 18, and firm in their opinions, said, “Wow, cool”. The magic you and your influence creates spans the world. Thank you for your beautiful paintings and the way you inspire us all.

posted 12th February 2021

Maggie Christie
 Maggie Christie says:

I love teal, and its a lifelong quest to find or mix the perfect one (I'm very taken with Deep Deep Light's cypress teal) but also the Paynes grey of Pembrokeshire stormy skies, the heather purple of the Preselis, and the deep indigo sky that accompanied the recent snow.

posted 12th February 2021

Yolanda Gavin
 Yolanda Gavin says:

Juniper Shadow is amazing. Warm and mossy and magical, touching on the mischievous side. Would love to fall asleep in some warm moss the colour of juniper Shadow. My daughter has just started exploring with watercolours using a tin from my late dad. This project looks incredible. Beautiful work. ❤️❤️

posted 12th February 2021

Michelle Hildreth
 Michelle Hildreth says:

This is such a wonderful and generous giveaway! I am a newer follower of your work but your art is so inspirational to me and brings joy to my spirit. I am currently reading The Lost Spells, and your illustrations are absolutely exquisite. Deep Deep Light Paints are very unique and full of life, and they infuse magic in any creation. My favourite colours of theirs are Ruta’s Dream, Night BlackBerry, Jay Blue, Mother Earth Grey and Rose Ashes. I paint a lot of moons and landscapes and they are perfect for these subjects. Thank you for sharing your work with us, and for introducing us to Unbound. Wishing you a lovely and relaxing weekend ahead!

posted 12th February 2021

Sue Green
 Sue Green says:

I love blues and greens, especial when the combine to make teals and peacock, although recently have found beauty in grey.

posted 12th February 2021

krista arvidson
 krista arvidson says:

Chrome oxide green from deep deep light - reminds me of forest and leaf where I spend time daily with my 3 dogs in the Tongass rainforest in Alaska. I heard a Great Horned Owl there last year, which was a rare and delightful treat. I am really enjoying your inspiring work!

posted 12th February 2021

Tere Tait
 Tere Tait says:

Cedar teal is beautiful. I love your work - it's magical x

posted 12th February 2021

Fiona Munday
 Fiona Munday says:

Thank you for the beauty.
I love indigo, and turquoise.

posted 12th February 2021

Lily Alice
 Lily Alice says:

Your work has got me through the past year! So thank you. My favourite colour is lavender :)

posted 12th February 2021

Rachel Haworth
 Rachel Haworth says:

I love deep reds, rusty oranges and of course green. Your work is marvelous, I work with children in the outdoors and frequently use the spell songs for art and literature inspiration. Thank you

posted 12th February 2021

Christine Throgmorton
 Christine Throgmorton says:

Your work is so beautiful and enchanting, Jackie! It whisks me away as if I was a child again discovering a new fairytale. My favorite color? Right now I’m looking at a painting on my wall full of every imaginable shade of jewel tones and in front of the painting is a vase of yellow tulips. That’s just about perfect!

posted 12th February 2021

Natalia Shoutova
 Natalia Shoutova says:

Love the colours and the philosophy behind them. Gold ochre is my favourite - I am longing for sunnier Spring days ahead. Thank you for your beautiful meaningful work.

posted 12th February 2021

Gwynne Braidwood
 Gwynne Braidwood says:

Such a lovely giveaway idea with two great sounding companies who I’m more than happy to share and learn more about. Really looking forward to the concert in April, have been following along ever since I found the Lost Words in Waterstones several years ago. I have been lucky enough to go to the exhibition in Edinburgh botanical gardens and Spell Songs concert at Snap in Suffolk. This brings me so much joy, and I love the message behind it! Anyway I’m rambling, I love so many colours but I think green is my favourite reminds me of woodlands and that’s my happy place

posted 12th February 2021

Alex saunders
 Alex saunders says:

Beautiful. My favourite colour is blue, but pretty much any sea colour will see me happy!

posted 12th February 2021

Clare Spanton
 Clare Spanton says:

I could stare at your paintings for hours - love how you use paint. My favourite colour, today, is Rose Ashes - looks beautiful and I bet mixes to make amazing colours and granulates like a dream. I have The Lost Spells and can’t wait to get more of your work .

posted 12th February 2021

Zoe Lynch
 Zoe Lynch says:

The lapis blue is stunning, but the reds for me are the colour of life, it runs in our veins, in the foxes veins, and I’ve got you covered if you’re an octopus or a horseshoe crab, because yours is blue.

I do love your books, I have many, more for your art than the stories, although I love the concepts of your more recent publications. Allowing us to join in too. Genius.

The Golden Hare is my favourite of all time, gifted to me by another Author, Jane Alexander.

Good luck to everyone x

posted 12th February 2021

Alice Durose
 Alice Durose says:

My favourite colour is red. A deep rich dark red the colour of a fine French wine.

Wonderful and very thoughtful give away. Huge congrats to whoever wins!

posted 12th February 2021

Kerry Dexter
 Kerry Dexter says:

My favourite colour is russet -- somewhat like the colour of your fox coat. I first came to your art through the music of several of the Spell Songs artists , Jackie, and it continues to be a pleasure to learn of your creativity. I don't do instagram (as yet) but I will share this on twitter.

posted 12th February 2021

Liz Shaw
 Liz Shaw says:

What a beautifully written post, stumbled across it quite by chance. Lapis blue is my favourite colour. I’ve also always been drawn to blues and although I love reds and purples too, ultimately I come back to deep blue every time. It’s my home. Foxes are also one of my most favourite creatures! I love seeing watercolours of them, it honours them. Thank you for sharing this! If I’m lucky enough to win, it would actually make my year for many reasons. Love and light to you and best of luck in your adventures x

posted 12th February 2021

Meri Brady
 Meri Brady says:

Blue. But not just any blue, and not only one blue. I used to dream, as a girl, of a dress that went from a silver blue to a blue green in the light, something you might see in a reflection, on the ocean. But also, that deep, deep blue near dark, so deep it is almost night, or at the edge of dawn, moving from infinite to finite in the sky.

posted 12th February 2021

Lucia Whittaker
 Lucia Whittaker says:

My favourite colour is blue but I also have a lot of love for teal shades; they're deeply rich yet calming.

Thank you so much for such a lovely giveaway! Will share on twitter x

posted 12th February 2021

Fiona Bell
 Fiona Bell says:

Your foxes are beautiful, and these paints look gorgeous. I saw a fox hunting in the snow a couple of weeks ago, and I was mesmerised watching as it leaped and pounced in the snow. I’ve sketched my fox in my nature journal, but haven’t painted it yet. You’ve inspired me with your foxes, my favourite colour has to be red for red fox...I think my red fox is going to get painted soon!!

posted 12th February 2021

Jan Issac
 Jan Issac says:

I love your work... and I play spell songs over and over.....I think I love phaelo blue at the moment....keeping my fingers crossed for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for all you do to help us treasure the natural world.

posted 12th February 2021

MaryRuth Wiggins
 MaryRuth Wiggins says:

I so love your work. These paints add subtle richness & difference to your painting. I can’t say I have a favorite color but I LOVE seeing the variations in all colors depending on how the light is shining. Ione of my young adult children is an artist and I hope to paint something someday. Thank you for sharing your gift!

posted 12th February 2021

Kirsty Ashby
 Kirsty Ashby says:

I always come back to blue too...although it definitely depends on the season!

posted 12th February 2021

Kay Jay
 Kay Jay says:

The browns are my favourite, all of them. The brown family. Your work is so alive with magic, helps revive flatlined inspiration.

posted 12th February 2021

kate dawson
 kate dawson says:

Favourite colours....as I stare inside one colour I see another, which in turn transforms into another, they are all intertwined, olive green has a tendency draw me in, the colour of my son and daughter's eyes - a magical green colour, magical because I have clear blue eyes and their father deep chestnut brown eyes, proving my earlier point that all are intertwined. I am likewise mesmerized by the deep deep light watercolours and will surely give in to temptation...

posted 12th February 2021

Anita Smyth
 Anita Smyth says:

My favourite colour would have to be pink.... specifically salmon pink....the salmon pink you see as the sun sets on a beautiful evening....a sheer delight...however I love the rusty reds of Jackie's foxes...gorgeous.

posted 12th February 2021

Sally Imbert
 Sally Imbert says:

Totally desperate to win! Blue is the colour, deep indigo which I remember from our school story books ( with a silver spine, or gold depending on your reading level), oh how I coveted those books! Good luck with everything Jackie.

posted 12th February 2021

Kate Plews
 Kate Plews says:

My favourite colour combination now is bright new spring growth green catkins sunlit against an inky indigo sky after rain. In winter the pastels of sunrise and sunset, that magical lavender shade with gold pink and orange. The flash of a kingfisher. Its almost impossible to single out one colour.

posted 13th February 2021

Jen Lamb
 Jen Lamb says:

I love cobalt. And turquoise. My very favorite color, though, is the thin line of blue that is held or the horizon between a ripe wheat field and a growing thunderstorm.

posted 13th February 2021

Laura Shin
 Laura Shin says:

Oh the blues! The lapis and the indigo! Look forward to the book when it is out. Would love to win!

posted 13th February 2021

K Sea
 K Sea says:

Lovely faces and foxes and collaborations! I’m too contrary to pin down just one color, and so grateful for the spectrum, but There is a winter blue that appears briefly at twilight. That glows on snow, lighting up the dark with magic. It feeds me in the cold months almost daily, like Orion’s visit, and deepens my love of winter.

posted 13th February 2021

Jet Stukey
 Jet Stukey says:

Jackie, It’s been such a blessing to have discovered your work - reading your journal ... following your craft and what your days are like. Happy to know you have found a new publisher that has set you free to follow your heart and now gorgeous paints/tools to find your way to all the beautiful creatures and nature that you imagine ... Orange of all shades, especially pumpkin ... it makes me happy, hopeful ... perhaps, I feel there is some kind of promise within the colour, something not seen is there, some feeling of delightful anticipation ... not sure how else to say it! Good Luck with your writing and artwork!

posted 13th February 2021

Natalie Price
 Natalie Price says:

Your work is wonderful - such movement suggested in the paintings. So Lovely. My favourite colour? I am always drawn to green...but recently yellows and golds.

posted 13th February 2021

Zoe Needle
 Zoe Needle says:

Hello, your wonderful work has inspired and lifted our family and my children’s favourite books I still have treasured items from their childhood ( children now tennagers!) The work is remarkable, beautiful and most of all all has a sense of comfort and warmth. My daughter was obsessed with foxes as a child and I will buy this book for her 18th. My son was totally in awe of polar bears and carried one of your books everywhere.
Favourite colours are very hard to choose but I always am drawn to the greens of a forest and the tones of grey/blues in the sky.Thank you for your work

posted 13th February 2021

Amanda Percy
 Amanda Percy says:

What a fabulous prize I love Jackie's work and these watercolours look amazing. Unbound are fantastic for giving authors an alternative voice.
What a combination!!

posted 13th February 2021

Orla Murphy
 Orla Murphy says:

Solstice Fern evokes Spring for me, Deep Deep Light paints and their natural pigments are so gorgeous, thank you for highlighting them and what a lovely collaboration, with Unbound, a creative trio.

posted 13th February 2021

Ali Walters
 Ali Walters says:

Oh Jackie, what a lovely post and prize. Now I would usually choose purple, lapis blue or aquarmarine but today it has to be, with great gratitude to you and Robert Macfarlane
Red is my fur and
red is my art,
And red is the blood
of your animal heart

posted 13th February 2021

Dorothy Braidwood
 Dorothy Braidwood says:

Delighted to have discovered you, especially as I come from Pembrokeshire, and was entranced by the wonderful concert at Snape Maltings and the exhibition at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens. So looking forward to the April concert. I surround myself with colour while working at home in lockdown - it inspires and uplifts. I’m always drawn back to blue and love cobalt and ultramarine. Excited to see an official new blue - Mas Blue!

posted 13th February 2021

Nikki Wall
 Nikki Wall says:

How wonderful! But how could I settle on just one colour? So many shades of green and blue and purple - but where would they be without ping of yellow and orange? Steadily I've decorated my house in deep jewel colours of purples, teals and reds. My favourite scarf is a rainbow & possibly because my tastes ebb and flow with the seasons and I can't settle on a particular favourite!

posted 13th February 2021

Rosie Pendlebury
 Rosie Pendlebury says:

I’m a sucker for teal, I just can’t resist it’s jewel like loveliness

posted 13th February 2021

Jennifer Holmes
 Jennifer Holmes says:

Deepest, darkest indigo blue. The colour of a clear star speckled night sky.

posted 13th February 2021

Cheryl Thayer
 Cheryl Thayer says:

I'm so happy to have started following your instagram last year; it has led me to all manner of beauty. First Unbound and now Deep Deep Light. What a treat! My favorite color is their Juniper Shadow, the color of walks in the deepest woods.
I can't wait to share these pigments with a dear friend who is an artist. Years ago I gifted her with a copy of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I've been enthralled with your work ever since I first came across that book. I love how you play with fairytales, and words, and animals and color and lines. And your foxes especially always make me swoon!

posted 13th February 2021

Zoe Weir
 Zoe Weir says:

Jay blue. Amazing capture of one of the stunning hues displayed by the Corvid family. Have enjoyed your beautiful work since finding “The Lost Words”.

posted 13th February 2021

Julia Harrington
 Julia Harrington says:

Indigo - the light that surrounds everything

posted 13th February 2021

Rebecca Woodward
 Rebecca Woodward says:

Blues are my favourite colour. I have a definite colour palette that I wear and very often I find that I have bought things that are only marginally different in colour to things I already have because I just see them and love them. Out of blues I don't think I could pick a favourite shade - the whole range.

posted 13th February 2021

Chiara Diack
 Chiara Diack says:

Genuine indigo from India has to be my favourite but there are so many second favourites! Blues make me happy and so do those foxes!

posted 13th February 2021

Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth
 Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth says:

I covet those paints - especially now you have described their smell as we look at the colours. Green is always my colour, but I dance between the green that's nearly blue of the sea as it sinks downwards into clear deep waters over pebbles, the translucent green of the western sky after the sun's dropped below the horizon but before the light has left it completely, and leaves in all their millions of different shades of tree type or age of leaves. Green.

posted 13th February 2021

keira madeira
 keira madeira says:

Those paints are so beautiful! And the foxes are just gorgeous.
My favourite colour fluctuates so often. For years it was a deep, royal purple. But these days I prefer a warm, mustard yellow. Sometimes it's even burnt orange, or the colour of terracotta. But mostly it's the yellow. I feel warmth & joy when I look at it. I think that's why sunflowers are my favourite plant too!

posted 13th February 2021

Sarah Males
 Sarah Males says:

Ultramarine is the colour I love. I close my eyes and imagine being bathed in that blue light. I love your painting Jackie, I sit and look, and look, and look again. Immersive

posted 13th February 2021

Cae Vye
 Cae Vye says:

There are so many colors I love. It changes with the light and my mood. But when it comes to watercolor paints I'm deeply in love with Schmincke's Paynes Grey Blue Shade (they have two Paynes Greys). It's a beautiful muted blue that works so well with earth tones and natural greens.

posted 13th February 2021

Jennifer Blaikie
 Jennifer Blaikie says:

My favourite colours is the eye colour of the Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris), a beautiful shade of blue green

posted 13th February 2021

Dawn Gibbs
 Dawn Gibbs says:

My favourite colour is green, all shades on all things - leaves, feathers, rolling hills. Your paintings are beautiful, they lift my spirits and my spirits really need lifting

posted 13th February 2021

Martha Richler
 Martha Richler says:

My favourite colour is terracotta - like the coat of a fox, brick, fallen leaves, tiles in summer heat, just washed. I think it's one of those colours that is taken a little for granted. I'm loving the paintings you've shared with us, Jackie Morris - and what lovely comments here. Carry them in your heart for those difficult days with no colour. As a fellow artist, I understand.

posted 13th February 2021

Helen Richardson
 Helen Richardson says:

I love all the colours but there’s a certain shade of green shot through with yellow, reminiscent of a Christmas light or cellophane wrapping from a chocolate held up to the light that still strikes my heart with a pain that is joy, many decades later.

posted 13th February 2021

Rosemary Riedel OBrien
 Rosemary Riedel OBrien says:

My favourite colour is perhaps black... it seems to be a mixture of them all. Although I also have a liking for greens of all kinds. It is so inspiring to see these works- how truly magical x

posted 13th February 2021

Jo Song
 Jo Song says:

A walk in magical welsh woods reminded me that my favourite colour is green, especially the green of the lush lichen covered rocks of the woods.The green of the jungle or an emerald shimmering humming bird.Lush green treetops, grass, leaves.olives...So many wonderful shades of green!Thank you for your wonderful posts.

posted 13th February 2021

Nicola Dennis
 Nicola Dennis says:

Hi Jackie I've always shared your lovely books so I'd love to be lucky this time. My favourite colour is turquoise. As the light catches the tip of a translucent wave blue. X

posted 13th February 2021

Dilshani Tyson
 Dilshani Tyson says:

I love the glowy pink of the Sanger de Cristo mountains in New Mexico. You can see this color in the evenings during sunset. The color is just magical!

posted 13th February 2021

Andrew Prince
 Andrew Prince says:

Love your work! Love your foxes! Want to smell and use these paints! My favourites are the greens, loved green all the 73 years of my life, it is all around us here in East Devon. Sent Lost Words and Spell Songs to Grandchildren in Melbourne and New York, they love these books! X

posted 13th February 2021

Emma Lipscombe
 Emma Lipscombe says:

My favourite colour moves from deep indigo blue to lapis and forest green. I love your foxes.

posted 13th February 2021

Carrie Osborne
 Carrie Osborne says:

The fox paintings are beautiful and full of spirit... Deep deep light sound like a wonderful artisan company and I would be intrigued to try their paints... My favourite colour has to be turquiose in all it's mysterious shades, flowing from pale pale twilight skies into the rich malachite of verdigree hues... I try to use it in all my paintings... This has been the year when I finally broke free of my creative paralysis and started creating again with beautiful tools and beautiful materials... It's tentative but feels good to re-kindle the spark.

posted 13th February 2021

Sharon Heels
 Sharon Heels says:

Love it all but my favourite colour is blue...,

posted 13th February 2021

Jeff Plotnikoff
 Jeff Plotnikoff says:

So gorgeous, I can't wait to dive in. Green for me - all shades. Thank you.

posted 13th February 2021

Al Reffell
 Al Reffell says:

Beautiful work. Deep deep nature connection. Dived heart-first into both Lost Words and Spell Songs and scattered them liberally amongst friends and family. The colours speak to my own practice of making and mark making with natural inks from materials collected on coast and woodland walks. They are all deeply delicious but I'll go with the granular colours as they behave similarly to my inks - Juniper Shadow right now...

posted 13th February 2021

Lynds Jennings
 Lynds Jennings says:

Such beautiful worlds to get lost in, images, words and songs to transport me. Blue is my colour- from the midnight sky to a summers day, from icy seas to the darkest lake.
I would love the scent of those gorgeous paints to inspire my days more.

posted 13th February 2021

Sharon Ayres
 Sharon Ayres says:

Such lovely insight and awakening of what truly is, nature that surrounds us and is what we are. Color awakens my heart and sound and words add to the joy. Turquoise blue and it’s shadings to green sing to me as they are seen in my favorite snorkeling lagoon and play with the sky whose blues adjust their mood. Love the fox and it’s red earth warmth, too.

posted 13th February 2021

Susan Worsley
 Susan Worsley says:

What a beautiful giveaway. The favourite colour is very easy for me. Without a doubt - purple. Deep Cadbury’s purple. I love it so much I even had it on my wedding dress!

posted 13th February 2021

Caitlin Schwarer
 Caitlin Schwarer says:

This is such a gorgeous giveaway. My favroite colour is definitely misty blue, the kind that sits on the sea surf on a dusky day. I've been saving up for a set of deep deep light watercolours ever since I saw them on your page because all of their colours are beautiful.

posted 13th February 2021

Savannah Anthony
 Savannah Anthony says:

Beautiful project. Gorgeous paints. (I know what to ask for my birthday). Always been drawn to blues of every shade.

posted 13th February 2021

Jane Foster
 Jane Foster says:

Such beautiful foxes filling up the book. My favourite colour is blue. It can be the glorious blue sky of a cold, sunny winter day, the sparkling blue of the ocean, the midnight blue of a clear night sky filled with stars, just blue, any blue.

posted 13th February 2021

Phœbe Kitcher
 Phœbe Kitcher says:

My favourite colour is teal, but I also adore burgundy, which goes well with teal. The rich jewel colours. :)

posted 13th February 2021

Julia Davison Kemp
 Julia Davison Kemp says:

Today I am loving the rich, earthy browns :)

posted 13th February 2021

Chris Fraser
 Chris Fraser says:

My favourite colour is Rose and Juniper...just beautiful combination, sounds like a perfect gin tipple too.
Jackie, your frozen feathers are looking sublime. I walked through a field of seagull feathers today and thought of you.

posted 13th February 2021

Rachel Lajon
 Rachel Lajon says:

So much Beauty here. Looking forward to the Natural History Museum event. I love the golden tones of Ochre. I see Deep Deep Lights have a shade called Golden Ochre. I am intrigued by their Solstice Fern. I can almost smell it! Sharing this on Facebook. Thankyou for spreading beauty and awareness of Nature.

posted 13th February 2021

Linda Grieve
 Linda Grieve says:

How to choose a favourite colour? An impossible task!So choosing a hue to reflect today.
A Blackbird’s eye seeking respite from the icy East wind. The point where snow filled clouds touch the sea. The silhouette of a bare branched Oak etched on the frozen snow. Indigo then. Deep dark Indigo

posted 13th February 2021

Grace Kemp
 Grace Kemp says:

The colour of rich golden ochre is particularly enchanting, soft and warm and bold...

posted 13th February 2021

Jo Ewing
 Jo Ewing says:

What a gorgeous project..your work is so fluid and full of mystery and love for nature. You are so talented to capture movement and stillness all at once. Rose dore is my dreamy favourite..chaffinch breast and sunrise

posted 13th February 2021

Tor Wilkins
 Tor Wilkins says:

What a fabulous giveaway. I've been a fan of Jackie's work for many years.

The colours are all beautiful. Difficult to pick just one. I'm usually a blues person but the Greens are divine so I'll settle on them.

I came for the giveaway but got lost in the lovely conversation here, good luck to all and thank you for a lovely opportunity to win this lovely prize.

posted 13th February 2021

Lauren Denney
 Lauren Denney says:

I just love colours, all colours and surround myself with them, but that lapis blue and the gold sunrise if I really have to pick. Thanks for all the gorgeous books x

posted 13th February 2021

Pattie Punch
 Pattie Punch says:

That wonderfully rich, warm honeycomb yellow, summer, autumn and sweetness all in one...

posted 13th February 2021

Linda Logie
 Linda Logie says:

Colours that say we are flying; ‘bullfinch’ and ‘partridge.’ Magical shades of iridescent buff and chestnut brown.

posted 13th February 2021

Elizabeth Charlesworth
 Elizabeth Charlesworth says:

Those foxes are just getting better & better - could curl up beside them or go walking with them - just perfect!
I’d love to try watercolour & these paints look awesome - perfect for taking out & about - wonderful design & covetable!
I’d have to go for blue as my favourite colour - denim shades & indigo dyes from India! So calming & relaxing.
That book is going to be a unique & exquisite treasure.

posted 13th February 2021

Denise Berwick
 Denise Berwick says:

Love your foxes, I feel they are our wild. I've followed your posts on insta and they have been deeply connecting during this time. Over Xmas your books were beloved gifts.
I'm so happy the work has flowed out through you and land in Pembrokeshire.
Thank you. I like the colour orange the rich colour of marmalade, just freshly made btw. The the belly laugh, head tipping colour of joy.

posted 13th February 2021

Richard Charlesworth
 Richard Charlesworth says:

Got to be the golden ochre for me. Such a sharp, mustard-rich yellow.

posted 13th February 2021

Sadie Phillips
 Sadie Phillips says:

What a fantastic competition! I love these foxes and I have started painting again since lockdown... my favourite colours at the moments are blues, lilacs and yellows. Dusk.

posted 13th February 2021

Simone Goward
 Simone Goward says:

That's such a difficult question to answer and can change so quickly. I love the deep grey of storm clouds against the brilliant yellow of the rape as I drive over the hill on the way home. But that's one snippet of time. The inky blue of the sky after sunset is another favourite. Then this afternoon there was the red of the fat Robin trying the drink water out of a bucket.

posted 13th February 2021

Wendy Love Hinds
 Wendy Love Hinds says:

Those paints look divine, I can only imagine how beautiful they must smell! Choosing a favourite colour is so tricky, mustard yellow, mossy green, tangy orange or a deep plum... I think if I'm pushed to choose just one it would have to be a greeny-blue turquoise like the cool, crystal clear Greek sea I swam in on my last holiday several years ago, those waters were so healing. Loving all the foxes and following the progress of the book, it's the first time I've done something like this and I'm really enjoying being a small part of it. This is such a wonderful prize, good luck everyone!

posted 13th February 2021

Tom & Joe Brassington
 Tom & Joe Brassington says:

I will always adore the brightness of yellow. It’s radiance, it’s look at me attitude, it’s ability to offer hope in the darkest of times! Great to see the support for this project stretching so widely! Good luck in the competition all!

posted 13th February 2021

Faye Somerville
 Faye Somerville says:

Your paintings are beautiful Jackie and so are the paints you use. Choosing a single favourite colour is hard - mine change all the time but right now I’m loving burnt sienna/ochre - it feels warm and happy and like the sun is beckoning us towards long days...

posted 13th February 2021

Catriona Low
 Catriona Low says:

The greens and purples of a heather moor, just before it starts to get dark.

posted 13th February 2021

Robert Summers
 Robert Summers says:

Stunning! These winter days in New England I find myself drawn more to shades than vibrance, so for now I'll say my favorite colour is payne's grey.

posted 13th February 2021

M Christine Robichaux
 M Christine Robichaux says:

That clear inky blue!! My favorite! I've never tried watercolors but I'm moved by these lovely colors...

posted 13th February 2021

Clare Alonzi
 Clare Alonzi says:

Blues and greens or somewhere in between - be it ultramarine, teal, jade, grass green or chartreuse.

posted 13th February 2021

Brittany Huston
 Brittany Huston says:

I don't think I can choose just one favorite color. But that blue in the tin is glorious. I tend to be drawn to watery colors of blues and greens. Although, today, I am longing for bright vibrant colors as it is cold and dark outside.

posted 13th February 2021

Sally Tedder
 Sally Tedder says:

I prefer the blue end of the spectrum, and of those shades my favourite is a deep imperial purple especially when it is set off by a mid yellow - not too sharp and not too buttery.

posted 14th February 2021

Belinda Edwards
 Belinda Edwards says:

I will definitely share the information. I love the olive green color. Although all the colors are delicious n

posted 14th February 2021

Josephine Robichaux
 Josephine Robichaux says:

This is a fabulous project!! My favorite color is deep emerald

posted 14th February 2021

Joanna S
 Joanna S says:

Love your extraordinary paintings, all the deep deep light colours and especially, the lapis

posted 14th February 2021

Andrew Evans
 Andrew Evans says:

Those really are beautiful paints: great work by DDL, and beautifully used here. My favourite colour? The colour of the wine-dark sea... :)

posted 14th February 2021

Bryony Dique
 Bryony Dique says:

I’m loving the foxes and I have found myself looking forward to seeing them each day. The paints look beautiful and I really love the wonderful granulation on the paper - captivating. I can’t decide which colour I like best, this morning I am drawn to the Indian indigo, juniper shadow and always the cedar teal.

posted 14th February 2021

Orla Breslin
 Orla Breslin says:

Lovely project! I love all colours, but like you, am always drawn to blue. My current fav is a type of blue green, the colour of the sea on a stormy day, just before the rain. Lifts my heart whenever I see it

posted 14th February 2021

Phyl Foley
 Phyl Foley says:

Love what you are doing with this. It is truly amazing! Favourite colour is blue because it always reminds me of the sea.

posted 14th February 2021

Helen Colchester
 Helen Colchester says:

I absolutely love your work. This would be a truly marvellous prize to win and I know my daughter who is developing as an awesome artist would love to try out these paints. My favourite colour is purple particularly deep rich tones.

posted 14th February 2021

Ed Finch
 Ed Finch says:

I can't wait to see this book. Unwinding was beautiful. Silent Unwinding was a wonderful gift of space and calm. This new book seems to be poised to be something even more special. What a wonderful woman you are Jackie Morris.

I had a look at the painty people's Instagram. Beautiful, beautiful colours I think their juniper green sang to me the most. I am no great shakes as an artist so maybe I'll just paint my skin and hide in the forest.

posted 14th February 2021

Paula Hammond
 Paula Hammond says:

Love what you do and the collaboration with others to bring joy into our lives. Thank you. I think the blues and greens are my favourite colours in the pallet. I’m no artist, but it really makes me want to pick up a brush and paint

posted 14th February 2021

Sarah McPherson
 Sarah McPherson says:

How lovely! My favourite colour is green, either a deep forest green, or the blue-green of a peacock or an ocean.

posted 14th February 2021

Ailke Shira Rechenberg
 Ailke Shira Rechenberg says:

In the snow, now, it's reds and greens. I'm trying to get away from the washed out pinks and beiges, more primary colours.

posted 14th February 2021

Susannah May
 Susannah May says:

Every single thing in this post is comforting, deep and rich, clicking on the links gives way to more of the same feelings. I'm so glad I looked you up online after I watched a talk with you and Rob Macfarlane and so glad that even though online presence is probably not your thing, you're embracing it! I always go for blues, I do love the grey-blue colour of one of my sister's eyes, but today, in an effort to ward off the Valentine's pinks, I will opt for mustard as my colour. So grand to read of all the gifts that you and your clan are creating, love it.

posted 14th February 2021

Schmidhauser-Hegnauer Evelyn
 Schmidhauser-Hegnauer Evelyn says:

I love the dark blue ...
I love all colors, but the dark blue touches me, I feel good because it belongs to me.
I love your paintings they are full of love.
Wonderful...
The unwinding... I am still waiting for the book but it is currently not available in switzerland. Looking forward.

posted 14th February 2021

Julie Gibbons
 Julie Gibbons says:

Oh, Jackie - these words and pictures of yours ... they touch those places of deep longing in me ... such a gift - and to share with these sumptuous paints ... there’s no way to resist. Ochre, always ochre - for that’s the clay we’re made of, with some golden stardust for extra magic. Happy to share quality, always. Quality of being ... yes, yes :)

posted 14th February 2021

Gillian Evans
 Gillian Evans says:

Blue in all it’s forms! it fills our skies and oceans . I’m so looking forward to the new book it’s looking gorgeous

posted 14th February 2021

Sally Jones
 Sally Jones says:

Jackie - my friend has re-created a long tailed tit nest using moss and lichen, using a needle in place of a beak and gold thread in place of spiders webs and the colour, I realise, is so deeply touching as it's a dusky sea green teal, akin to a ruffle of faded lace and trimmings. If I was small enough, I'd want to sleep in that nest. Happy Sunday Jackie!

posted 14th February 2021

Sue Lowden
 Sue Lowden says:

All the colours of nature but particularly shades of green: the colours of a sun-dappled tree canopy in early summer.

posted 14th February 2021

Natalie Powney
 Natalie Powney says:

The paints are beautiful, the foxes are beautiful and the book looks beautiful. Nature is beautiful and fills my life with colour. Earthy colours are my favourite, anything that reminds me of the natural world.

posted 14th February 2021

Tracey Millar
 Tracey Millar says:

I’m a blue person too and it would have to be Indigo ! I absolutely love your work and have repeatedly delved into the lost spells since it came out. I’m lucky enough to live by Thorncombe Woods where they have a lost spells trail. Cannot wait for the National History Museum event!

posted 14th February 2021

Jack Marr
 Jack Marr says:

What beautiful work. And greens, always.

posted 14th February 2021

Nikki Ashman Fairbairn
 Nikki Ashman Fairbairn says:

I love the nature colours, it’s had to pick one favourite but am drawn to Solstice Fern. I adore your foxes and love seeing them pop up in my Instragram feed. We had a lovely vixen who would visit us daily at our backdoor and my Maine Coon cat would get so exited to see her. She hasn’t been around for sometime and hope she is ok. My daughter is hoping to go to Writtle in September to take their Art & Design course and know between her and myself the watercolours set would get a lot of love. Thanks for the chance.

posted 14th February 2021

Meghan Harrison
 Meghan Harrison says:

Really love your foxes. As for a colour I will say violet.

posted 14th February 2021

Alison Sykes
 Alison Sykes says:

Lapis, the colour of mermaid tears. Foxes are magical. As a child I came face to face with a fox on a path. We were centimetres away from each other and just looked into each other’s eyes for what seemed an eternity. Stunning, soulful liquid amber. Just wonderful. Love your paintings as always lovely lady.

posted 14th February 2021

Cor Marijs
 Cor Marijs says:

It changes with the seasons, but favourite colour is currently a deep rust brown! Love your work.

posted 14th February 2021

Debbie Dean
 Debbie Dean says:

I love reds-rusts but I think my most used is ochre. Warm earthy and with a natural vibrancy. Natures Gold. Exquisite as always.

posted 14th February 2021

Lisa Turner
 Lisa Turner says:

Such magical paintings..such beautiful paints! My favourite colour has to be a rich golden honeyed yellow... honeycomb and golden sunset... Thank you for such a generous offering.

posted 14th February 2021

Julie Wilkinson
 Julie Wilkinson says:

Your paintings are so beautiful, they stir the soul. I'm drawn to deep jewel colours - deep purple and teal and emerald green, kingfisher blue.

posted 14th February 2021

Lorena Campofranco
 Lorena Campofranco says:

I love the color blue the most as it reminds me of the sea. I so love your work. It is so beautiful. I wish I could paint like you do.

posted 14th February 2021

Jo Lees
 Jo Lees says:

I have 2 young dreamers at home who inspire me to paint. They paint with unadulterated joy and imagination! Blue and greens for me, lapis in particular.

posted 14th February 2021

Jules Armour
 Jules Armour says:

The beautiful red of a fox is always the most stunning of colours - especially silhouetted recently against the brilliance of the snow. What’s not to love?

posted 14th February 2021

Jackie Morris
 Jackie Morris says:

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you all so much for your sharing and comments. I will post the winning name in about 5 mins.
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Thank you thank you. You've kept me painting over the days.

posted 14th February 2021

Jackie Morris
 Jackie Morris says:

And the winner is Jennifer Green, who is a printmaker from Cornwall. She said Burnt Sienna and earth tones are what sing to her. Now, time to try and track her down.

posted 14th February 2021

Andrew Evans
 Andrew Evans says:

Congrats Jennifer! Sounds like they'll be put to good use.

posted 15th February 2021

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