Monday, January 21, 2008
Snow at Daybreak
I tried my my best to even BEGIN to capture what what was before me -- and yet keep my work spontaneous and loose. HA! Painting after painting failed --- and soooo I had to accept that 'loose and spontaneous' is going to be something to aim for and not expect to achhieve each and every time -- SIGH. I truly hope that over time and with continued practice the frequency of 'reaching THAT goal' will incease!
So here's daybreak through the window of my office -- the sun shining through the woods creating this golden path that lit the trees and the tall wax myrtle (that looks like a shrub from my window) ... setting everything aglow. Snow was still around and so I flicked white India ink on the painting to represent the flecks of snow. I simplified and elminated so many of the bare trees that seemed to be a bit overwhelming for this simple scene ...
This morning, there are patches of ice here and there, temperatures are in the the teens, and for the most part, our bit of white 'dusting' is gone. I'm grateful to have been home and warm during this rare event! Still, I'll keep painting snow for a while, hoping for just one or two more coatings of the 'white' stuff... it sure makes the world around me even more beautiful!