Sunday, February 7, 2010
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!