Judy’s bright frosty painting of cattails in the winter sunshine is full of warmth, the kind you can only appreciate on a crisp winter morning. The sharp blades of frost crystals contrast with the softness of tightly packed fuzz. Their presence tells of the stillness in the winter air.
Judy took a trip to Southern Ontario in October, just in time to catch the splendid display of fall colours. Inspired for a painting, she did change the oak trees to more local poplars, but the result is all about the glorious colours. This painting is very large and very long, and it would warm up any room in any season with a glint of fall.
Our local lake is Moonshine, a fairly small lake with lots of bird life, beaver, otters and all sorts of wildlife in the woods, including campers, fishers and boaters. Often though, all one sees is the calm, quiet beauty of the lake. An evening with a sunset sky reflecting in the water is always lovely. Judy’s painting, Moonshine Beauty, captures one of these peaceful moments.
Scotland was wet. It was misty and lush and, everywhere the eye could see, tapestried with muted colours that trailed over and into one another in ways that mesmerized. The Highlands were like a soft, abstract painting, but an ancient building nestled into a mound of rocky grass grounded the scene into blurred realism.
We had a fast and furious hail storm last night. Supper got a little burnt as we all went to look at the weather. It was sudden, noisy and dark but even before the ice fall stopped the sun was out and a rainbow was shining across the sky. I don’t have a picture of the rainbow yet because I took a “real” picture of it.