The temps are sinking, sinking, sinking, but we still have some color hanging on. And some promises that spring is waiting in the wings, even if it’s shivering while it does so.
I couldn’t help but photograph the maple in two other configurations — it’s the art-thinking that caught me. Here’s the overall maple — somewhat kin to the Painted Desert that I’ve been struggling with: no focus, but oh my….
By the way, I was interviewed by Celeste Bergin, who is part of the Portland Plein Air and Studio Painting group that I hang with sometimes.
You can see the interview, some photos of my paintings, and me myself (or rather my stand-in, as I look a great deal thinner and at least 40 years younger in real life) at the PPASP website: http://portlandpleinairandstudiopainters.blogspot.com/ –June