Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Moonlit Pond

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP Watercolor

There's something marvelous about winter night skies - somehow they seem clearer, the stars brighter, the moon closer. On the ponds and waters, the light makes the water glisten and reflections are deeper. The light is brighter, the darks darker, and the cold of the winter even more bone-chilling. The night is a deeper quiet without the tiny sounds of busy nocturnals... and the daylight seems a long-time coming.

Still, we know that spring is merely a few weeks away and the busyness of that season will grab us all as we leave our nests of hibernation and emerge to turn the calendar once again.

But until then, the night rests, blue and indigo and ebony ....

And so should we.

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I love that misty, ethereal effect.

Joan T said...

I love your deep colors for the night!!! Well done!

Debbie Nolan said...

Lynn - this is so gorgeous - also loved your words and thoughts about night and even winter. Thanks for sharing your lovely art. As always I find your work to be awesome.

Sue in the Wood said...

This is beautiful! Beautiful!

Lorraine said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lin and SO winter. You've captured it perfectly from the deep blues and shadows to the faint cold yellow light. Ooh, makes me chilly just looking at it but it's too lovely not to view over and over. Bravo!

Big hugs
Lorraine

Claire M said...

Gorgeous evening view!