winter’s gifts

Posted by on Dec 21, 2009 in Blog
winter’s gifts

Winter can pose some challenges. As someone who runs about 20 degrees behind the rest of the world, the onset of winter means for me, trying once again to figure out how many layers I can put on at one time….and still be able to move!! That said, winter in New England has its gifts. Winter skies are amazing. Is it because the colder molecules cast a cooler, clearer light? Is it because the earth is tilted further away from the sun? Is it because the lack of foliage allows an expanded view? I really have no idea. I just know that winter skies are unparalleled. They are gorgeous expansions of blue, purple and silver light. And then there is the snowfall. A fresh blanket of snow quiets the landscape visually, creating a sense of stillness. I have been developing a series which I hope evokes that feeling. I have completed several pastels which can be viewed here. Next I plan to work on some large canvases in acrylic with the goal of creating the experience of one’s stepping into that stillness. Stay tuned………..