Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Warmth of Snow - THANK YOU - Denis Colette

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

It was overcast yesterday with a hint of rain and with a chill in the air, perhaps a snowflake or two in the forecast. Alas, our air is so dry and we are in such need of preciptation, that even with the right clouds and cold--nothing. Nothing but gray! As I walked around the campus, I noted the full bloom of maples and a few hickories, the crocus, daffodils and hyacinth. Still --

I am not ready to let go of my hope for at least ONE snow this winter. And we have had snows as late as March and April. But nothing here yet.

So, I turn again to my flickr friends who continue to inspire me with THEIR snows - and one place I go to for inspiration (especially winter snow scenes) are photos by Denis Colette. Denis takes the most AMAZING views of his river and woodlands, and must feel about the natural world as I do - for his photography is like visual poetry. One image of his (www.flickr.com/photos/deniscollette/4444291198/in/set-721...) inspired this 'warmer' treatment of snow, and I thank Denis not only for permitting me to use his photograph, but more - for the constant inspiration that his artwork brings. His creative images send me to dreaming ... and the place where ideas incubate to become real. THANk YOU SO very much, Denis!

It promises to be another warm and sunshiney day - beautiful really - but we've begun the year in great need of rain with temperatures that haven't killed off enough insects, and I suspect this year will be one of terrific challenges for gardeners.

On guard!

4 comments:

Janina B. said...

Noch Winter, aber doch der Frühling ist schon spürbar. Eine herrliche Darstellung der Jahreszeiten-Übergang.
Kompliment Lin.
Grüsse Dich herzlichst
janina

Teri Casper said...

Gorgeous colors and composition Lin.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Another beauty, great work as usual. It's been so warm on L.I. just a little snow.

all the best to you,
Joan

Joan T said...

I guess this winter you are lucky to have so many friends with snow references. This is beautiful. I love those colors and the way you have them shadowing the snow. Lovely job!!