1. Sunday night an ice storm hit Ohio. From Sunday night until Wednesday morning we didn't
have power. Despite the inconvenience of not having electricity, there were bright spots too. Sitting by the fire at night, reading by flashlight/candlelight. We have a generator, so we had one lamp and two space heaters running. And of course coffee too, unplug the space heater, plug in the coffee.
The real gift was the day after the ice storm when the sun came out. Magic. My students said it looked like Narnia. Trees covered in ice, fleshing them out as if they had grown white foliage. Incredible. The ice stayed for days, beautiful the whole time.
Snow Storm Painting
Oil on canvas
36 x 48
2. Last night (Thursday) a snow storm blew through Ohio. Still blowin' now. The plus is a snow day! The downside of that is it's our 7th calamity day this year, which means we have to make up days missed as we're over the limit. I started this painting a few weeks ago, finished it today, or almost finished it. The snow is blowing hard out there with intermittent calm spells.
What I enjoyed about painting this was painting snow, which I rarely do. The variety of grays, blues, yellows, pinks, purples, violets. hmmmm. yum. All in muted grays. A beautiful challenge.
3. Our laptop died last week. I'm working on an old laptop of my daughter's. (Thanks, Ali) I adjusted the value and colors of the painting a little bit, but I don't think this photo does the painting justice. I like it better in real life. But maybe this laptop isn't showing me a good image? I just took another picture of the painting and made some adjustments and it looks better. Plus I took some closed ups showing the lovely grays. But...this laptop isn't cooperating and I can't upload the image! Oh, well. maybe another time.
I hope we can revive our laptop enough so I can recover pictures and music I have stored on it! I have some things backed up, but unfortunately not everything.