Saturday, January 31, 2009


frosty but a pretty morning, the soft falling snow muted everything into frosty pink & lavender color combination....when I'm home, my saturday morning is my ode to decadence, pancake with real maple syrup & butter & 2 cups of hot chocolate with heavy cream...that's about as good as it gets on frosty morning

Friday, January 30, 2009


took a very slow hike this morning, one big sheet of icy on the dirt road....who needs a skating rink?  good day to catch up on Ninon's's a friend in France & she got this really cool blog in french, reading one little blog could take me half the day to translate...she just had the cutest french baby girl, I dont know how she finds time to post her blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009


a quick sketch of the brilliance of new fallen snow before heading off to the slopes...perfect combination of fresh snow, little ski traffic, & a clear mild day(20's degree is consider mild) makes for a nice day off...ah, the life of an unemployed artist

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


as the winter chill whistles outside, always nice to be back home...I'm sipping a steaming cup of tea in the middle of another snowstorm....this has been a very snowy winter

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


this is definately a very snowy winter, for 2009,I've been experimenting with the snow & different variations on blues...the illustrator in me just cant help but add something illustrative, to tell a story...I'm signing off for the week, it's chinese new year...good time to leave behind this frozen tundra

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


this most unacceptable season has its merits...the abstract element of a landscape is most obvious in the winter...the large shapes of the snowy fields against the texture woods, fit together marvelously....for an artist

Monday, January 19, 2009


paper & pastel flying around in my studio, trying to respond to the evocative snow scene....pastel allows me to work rapidly & fix the scene outside my window... their granular softness is ideal for the soft falling snow

Sunday, January 18, 2009


got inspire to get out my pastel this morning...this is one medium I fall in & out of love with...sometimes I loss touch with it, it just does not give me the desire effect...other times, a few strokes of pastel says it all

Saturday, January 17, 2009


effects of early morning light & frosty atmosphere evoke a poetic & dreamy state for half an hour, this morning

Friday, January 16, 2009


interesting coloring outside the frozen tundra this morning...these kind of days are good for self indulgent indoor activity, like reading & napping...snow shower forcast for the next 5 days, winters are like that deep in the Catskill Mountain

Thursday, January 15, 2009

winter morning

more snow shower has come & gone, it's a challenge to stay warm when it dips down to below zero degree...good day to stay indoor & catch up with on Mendocino, CA, it's a perfect 60 degree ...tempted to make some winter travel plan?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


OMG...second week of 2009 has come & hands have been too clean, spending way too much time on the computer...have to get back to real art....nothing like the sheer pleasure of moving paint around...a most unusual sight the other morning... while my world is asleep under a thick blanket of snow, the full moon sets over the western horizon, outside my window