'Winter Warmth'8x10pastel(c)Karen Margulis
After almost five hours in gridlocked Atlanta Snow traffic it's hard to get excited about our snow.Maybe after some hot cocoa and cookies I can look at the bright side.
What did I do for 5 hours in the car in stop and go traffic?I watched the snow.I looked at the colors and shapes of the storm shrouded trees. I felt the quiet of the falling snow even through the beeps of impatient drivers. I watched kids with their sled looking for a place to ride. I even saw a man in shorts wearing a monster hat and angel wings running and waving at all of us stuck in traffic. (wish I had a picture of him!)I saw a wonderful good samaritan out in the road with a garden hoe trying to get cars through the slick spots.
My Subaru took on the icy roads like a champ. I went up the hills that others were sliding down. I was toasty warm and had a pack of cookies so that made it better.It was a long day in the car and I was happy to finally pull into my driveway.Heidi was happy to see me. She really likes the snow!
C'mon mom let's play!
Today's painting is the demo I did for this morning's class (before the snow started)We talked about value and high and low key paintings. This is a high key version of a winter landscape I have painted before. It is 8x10 on Uart 500.