Friday, January 18, 2008

Snowy Path


Snowy Path
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

A very quick landscape to celebrate our bit of snow following the first evening of the conference.

Lectures have been fabulous -- and focused on new plants for 2008, with an emphasis on drought tolerance. Hopes were lifted during these discussions as the weatherfolks seem to think that there is reason to hope for a more RAINY SPRING then was first anticipated. You should have heard the shouts of joy from the green industry members whose livelihoods have been so adversely affected by the drought.

Our 'collective' fingers are crossed!

11 comments:

Bonny said...

Very nice, Lin. I wish I was there going for a walk wih you... Looks so peaceful and quiet.

africantapestry said...

I have missed so many of your posts Lin, the one just better than the other! and congratutlations on your painting that has been selected...what wonderful excitement(sorry for the late wishes..)It is truly a stunning piece! Your artwork is really exploding!
Ronell

laureline said...

You just keep getting better and better and better!! Hey, more snow tomorrow! Maybe. And I'm thrilled to hear about the spring. Crossed fingers all around.
This is a fine sketch, cara.

Lorraine said...

Oh your snow and shadows are terrific and of course I always love your trees. The softness of the evergreens contrasting with the skeletal winter trees in the foreground makes for a really nice composition. Great to hear the encouraging weather news.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Tami said...

Beautiful...Excellent job on the whole scene.

Gosh, I know how much the growers and reps are dependent on the weather conditions. I'll keep my fingers crossed too, for a rainy spring for you.

littlemithi said...

Thats beautiful! Your snow is tremendous ... I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you too ...

Roshanda said...

Beautiful painting! So soothing!!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Lin, this is beautiful!!!
hugs, chris

Linda said...

What a great painting -- and YAY for a rainy spring! I hope it extends a wee bit toward us, too. If not, you'll have to do lots of posts on drought tolerant plants that can also tolerate the periodic drenching. And clay and rock. And highly acidic soil. All together. (I think that just leaves weeds... thank GOODNESS for dandelions!)

Teri C said...

A great way to celebrate your snow! It's so pretty!!

janabouc said...

Such an inviting scene with these graceful trees and the winding road. I'm so jealous of your talent and skill at painting these landscapes!