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.
We get such wonderful strong, dark shadows on a sunny winter day when the snow is fresh and clean. Anywhere there is a bush or even a blade of grass above the bed of white, a blue shadow will trail off away from the low winter sun, draping over bumps and contours.
Here is the old railway fence that runs along the highway into Spirit River. It has been there forever, getting more decrepit and more scenic every day. Usually there is an amazing sky above the open field above.
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.
Nothing catches the eye in a winter whiteout like a gloriously red tangle of rose hips. They are often found twining up a fence post or a tree trunk, and they can’t help but look cheery and festive no matter what the weather throws at them.
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.