Miniature Flower Pot

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This one is a little difficult to figure out.  The flower pot is on a ledge inside a screened in porch.  In the background there is a juniper bush and some leafy stuff in a rock garden against the garage.  The light was the part that caught my eye but, again, I never like my flower paintings as much as I would like to.

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Miniature River

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This is a chilly view up the Peace River at Dunvegan, Alberta.  It isn’t really sunset; winter light just doesn’t last long, nor does the sun make it above the hills on the shortest days.

Miniature Trees

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The Lodge Ladies inspired this one.  When they did their background forests with a dry brush, the white of the paper looked like hoar frost spilling from the boughs in a puff of warm air.  Mine didn’t quite achieve that look, but it did make the sunshine look nice and strong. Maybe all the frost already melted.

Miniature Alley

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A very snowy alley!  This was done from a photo taken last March here in Spirit River.  Wow, we had quite a pile of snow last year, not helped by the drifting.  As I type there are weather warnings for a good three quarters of North America, but despite the blowing snow outside I feel better when I compare this winter to last winter.  I haven’t shoveled in a couple of weeks and I’d knock on wood except that it is actively snowing so shoveling is inevitable.