Sunday, February 7, 2010

Warm Thoughts

February is always the most difficult month for me to tolerate here in the northwoods. Spring is so close I can almost feel it in the air. The snow began falling in early December, and those first flakes are still waiting to melt into the earth. Every so often we get a new blanket of white to brighten our spirits. We've been fortunate not to be hit by a major storm yet, and my heart goes out to those stranded on the East Coast in the aftermath of this weekend's big storm.

I haven't painted a winter landscape in a very long time. This one caught my eye and I was inspired to give it a try. I could almost hear the bigger horse saying to the small one, "Winter will be over soon. Come close, and I'll keep you warm." It's almost like a Valentine!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Faith, Hope, and Love

The Three Graces has been depicted in a variety of ways, and if you "Google" its meaning, you'll get a variety of answers. I choose to believe that they represent Faith, Hope, and Love. "...but the greatest of these is Love." (1 Corinthians 13:13)

This is the second time I've attempted the Three Graces, and it may not be my last. I'm really enjoying the process. Thank you for visiting, and to all my new followers on Networked Blogs in Facebook! I appreciate all your comments, as I am still, and hope to always be, in a learning phase.

I am taking pre-orders for this painting reproduced as a 6"x6" ceramic tile (without watermark as shown above) at a cost of $30. All orders received prior to March 1 will receive free shipping.