Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Let it snow

Minnesota is definitely known for its cold weather, but one would think that we would get a lot more snow. Well, as the saying goes, don't wish too hard you might get what you ask for. A few weeks ago we had a really wet snowfall( yes, this California gal has learned that there are many different types of snowfall). It looked so beautiful that morning,completely new and untouched,so my husband took a few pictures of our backyard.

This was taken from our back porch.

This is my four year old daughter Emilie posing in front of her snowman that she built with her dad. Wet snow is definitely the best kind to build a snowman( just a little factoid).
As for me, I like to enjoy the snow from my studio, it's a lot warmer . It's hard to think of color when all you see outside is white and grey. I had to open a few art books,mostly books on Matisse, to get some color inspiration. When I paint all winter for my summer shows my palate tends to get a little bit subdued and it needs a little boost. I have been working on another in my series of pink ladies. This piece is still in progress, but I thought that I would share a portion of it with you( all 5 of you that read my journal that is). It is still far from complete in my mind. I still need to make a few adjustments and layer some more color, but it is bright enough to make me happy for he time being and help me forget about winter for a while.


Blogger Liquid Sky Arts said...

Miss Em...is so adorable. I luv her little rosy cheeks!!!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

Snow pictures are so soothing, I am very jealous. And those rosy cheeks are adorable!

4:20 PM  
Blogger "Maggie" said...

I too just moved from CA to the midwest. Getting use to the cold and snow again. It is lovely though and so are your snow pictures.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your art--very colorful, and reminiscent of Matisse. And I loved the snow pictures. Being a native Minnesotan, I adore winter and still get exited EVERY time it snows. Right now, with temps in the 80s and 90s, I am longing for snow. Keep up the great art work!

3:49 PM  

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