Friday, December 21, 2012

Cattails in the Snow

Cattails in the Snow by linfrye
Cattails in the Snow, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12" Watercolor
Arches 140#CP

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF WINTER! For those in the midwest, the snow has been flying - blizzard condiions, power outages, plane cancellations, traffic white-outs, and more snow than can be considered pretty. Here in the south, we've gotten the 'rain end' of that major storm, so these cattails are done from imagination rather than reality. We won't be having a white Christmas, but it's going to be a far cooler day than we've had lately and sunshiney. Our weather will be good for those who receive any type of 'wheel' from Santa - scooter, bike, skateboards ....

Today will be the shortest day of the year, BUT from here forward, we'll gain a smidge of time day by day, so that by March, sunset will really BE as well as FEEL much later! More time to paint!!! LOL

Last minutes to get things ready for Christmas .... Happy Almost Christmas!

3 comments:

Joan T said...

I love the hint of frost in this!!! Lovely job!

We are getting rain, and lots of it this morning. They promise clearing by this afternoon...we shall see. Glad it isn't snow, although that would give me something scenic to paint. lol Enjoy the day!

Lorraine said...

Love the effect of the snow on the cattails. I love them in general but I think this is a first for me to see snow on them. Lovely painting Lin.

Although for me, I'm glad it's just an "effect" - not real. We woke up to snow, icy roads, and the winds are still around 40 mph after having 50 & 60 last night. Many in our city and surrounding towns are still without power from lines and trees on lines last night. Ugh, bitter out. But we are expecting a snowless Christmas day as well.

Keep painting those lovely snow scenes dear friend -- I love seeing them as I love looking at the snow from INSIDE the window. LOL.
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Laura Moore said...

Lin this is so lovely. The composition is wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Enjoy!!!