Friday, February 20, 2015

on the bright side

Okay, I will admit this a bit grudgingly. I don't always hate winter and it isn't really all ugly. In fact as many people have pointed out to me, (after I wrote this post) winter can be very beautiful.
I sketched this from memory after returning from a long walk on the Illinois Prairie Path which is right near my home. I had my warmest snow boots  and my trusty companion dog with me. As I returned home, I was struck by the golden lights on the snow as the sun was so low in the sky on a winter day. Contrasting this with the long blue shadows crossing the path in front of me.
This is almost exactly the spot and scene I painted and sketched here and here last fall.