Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Color Inspiration—shades of winter

Impressionist Alfred Sisley died on this day in 1899.  He was a landscape painter who worked in the style of Pissaro and Monet. This painting—The Watering Place at Marly-le-Roi—uses colors that we see throughout the winter. Gray and somber to some, I think the colors are lovely.

To see more colors, click on the red "color inspirationlabel below.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

In my happy place

Who would think I could walk through my favorite woods in February? This path at Bradley Palmer state park—deep in the shade of pine trees and usually covered in snow, ice, or both at this time of year—is bare due to our snow deficit. Sad really. When the snow gets too deep I have other special places I walk, but while I can, and now that the days are getting longer, I'll sneak into these lush woods after work for a bit of heavenly bliss. And I hope we get some snow soon!!