Yikes, it's January!
Maybe to compensate for the unusual weather, I've been creating snow scenes in my art. It's been a lot of fun and I feel like I'm improving week by week. I started with scanning my photos of Maine winters for inspiration. These two take me back to my wonderful years in Portland. Then I heard on the radio that Portland was surprised by below zero or maybe not so surprised. I remember... Mainiacs seem to take it in stride even as they sigh, "Here we go again."
|Original photos of Mainer winter|
|Original Watercolor - Winter Walk|
|Original Watercolor - Winter Glow|
|Original Watercolor - Winter Blue|
I love winter storms. Well...let me be more precise. I love the first winter storm. When I lived in Maine, I would snap on my snow shoes and go for long walks in the woods. In Ukraine necessity meant you walked everywhere. Maybe it's the kid in me but when the snow is whistling across a field I feel exurberant and so wonderfully alive. Of course by March, I've had enough. Yet in both Ukraine and Maine, winter has plenty more to dish out.
|Original Watercolor - Winter Storm|
|My Hallway of Ukrainian Art|