Remembering Winter

Oh Winter—where have you gone? It is February and it feels like April! Temperatures in the 60’s and even 70’s… Birds singing, flowers blooming… It seems like a long time since we’ve seen snow, ice, or even our breath in the crisp morning air.

I am missing Winter, and the exciting painting opportunities it brings. Here are a few remembrances of the fleeting season, and hoping for just a wee bit more (or should I be careful what I wish for?)…

Our backyard after one of our few big snowfalls this winter.
In a sheltered place
In a Sheltered Place, 12 x 9″ oil, a painting from last February.
Patterns of melting snow on our deck.
A peek though to some glacial blues.
Back in the gutter again, frosted leaves…
…another exquisitely frosted leaf…
…locust pods and leaves in “storybook” ice.
Cold, Cold, 6 x 12″ oil, also painted during last year’s longer, colder winter.
Frozen, 11 x 14″ oil
A snow castle… oh—wait, no—that’s a sand castle in the white sands of Siesta Key Beach, FL!