Visual Art is a beautiful language using the elements of art. It is universally spoken and invites the view into the artists world. A painter and art instructor for many years, I also enjoy writing, nature, family and friends. Take a peek into my studio; see what is on the easel, read my thoughts and tips, explore how faith, art, and life converge. The world of art is fun, challenging, exhausting and renewing all at the same time!
Weather here in northern Illinois can be so changeable! Today, the temperatures are in the middle 40s, which is more than 50˚ warmer than it was a week ago!! Even though it's January, and we have snow on the ground, which melts and then falls again, I'm more than ready for spring. I miss getting out to wander through God's beautiful creation. I miss the inspiration it brings to my spirit and to my creativity.
This painting, Winter Twilight, was begun in January during a winter warm up. Because of it's size, it took a number of weeks to complete. But, it reveals what our January weather often looks like - patches of snow, shades of browns and gray, bare branches and quiet water ~ and a lovely silence with only the occasional bird call. An opportunity for reflection and forward thinking into the new year. That's what I'm doing this January; thinking forward into the new year! I'm excited about what may come off my easel, and how I can connect and offer value to my friends! May it be a productive and fun-filled year! Cheers!!
January has arrived with lots of COLD, cold weather this year! I hope your new year has started well!
One of the things on my "to do list" for 2018 is to continue to send out great newsletters each month...
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