We got the first real snow of the season last night, blizzard conditions. I learned from the local weatherman that "blizzard conditions" refers to visibility and duration, not to the depth of snow received. If the visibility is under .25 of a mile for at least three hours, it is called a blizzard. We had a blizzard last night, woke up today to about 14 inches of snow and 13 degrees. The snow was light and easy to move. Happy that.
I spent an hour in the local coffee shop before church this morning, sipping fresh coffee, and sketching the variety of winter-clad people coming in for hot chocolate, coffee, and pastries after their morning shovel. There was a big rush, during which I grabbed likenesses of all kinds of people. A few minutes later (see my photo), all calm... Nice way to begin the day.
As always, thanks for looking and I love your comments.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017
"Last Call" oil 10 x 10
The December challenge for our Girls Just Wanna Paint group was "frosty". Here's my take. I painted using the Zorn palette of black, yellow ochre, white and cadmium red, and wanted to set the feeling of a dark, intimate bar. I deviated from the palette only in the beer glass itself, adding a little cadmium yellow to the mix. You can see the rest of our takes on "frosty" here.
Thanks for looking. Happy New Year, and as always, I love your comments.
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