Thursday, February 11, 2010

Seeing Snow

Recent snow storms in Pennsylvania have allowed me to take a closer look at snow. I am reminded of the painter Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) who keenly observed how circumstances effect the appearance of snow. When a storm is brewing a range of grays compete; when the storm passes (and the sun is shining) the shadows can hold stunning blues. At sun rise and at sun set, following the storm, the snow can glow with pinks, purples, and oranges. I am also reminded of the short time in which the trees hold the snow. Snow fall causes trees bloom with white until the warmth and wind melts and shakes the snow to the ground. For me this is a reminder of the flowering of the spring and provides a respite from winter routines. Below are samples of Rockwell Kent's artwork.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I am aware that my blogging output has steadily decreased as the months have past (shame on me). I have noticed that I either forget my camera when I go out or I bring my camera and the batteries are dead. This situation has not help my blogging. However, I am proud to say I acquired a new fifteen minute battery charger. So more images should be forthcoming.

Secondly, I have been distracted from blogging by web design. I have recently redesigned my website and it includes a short film I made this fall about drawing.

Now I will get out there and mix it up.