They say if you don't like the weather around here, stick around. It'll change in an hour or so. Very true, too. We had no class this morning because of icy roads, and now our Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society meeting is cancelled for tomorrow morning, too. Whine.

Painting with friends can be very inspiring, even though many say that making art is a solitary venture. The artistic energy in a class can create synergy, making each artist even better at what they do. At least, that's been my observation.

Today has been a day of quiet along with cleaning the studio. I manage to put that off as long as possible but had to make my way there to clean today. Even the holiday things still needed to be stored away.

This winter scene is from the archives, created from several of my photos combined together, and painted on my favorite surface, YUPO. Thank goodness we don't have that much snow right now.

"SOUP'S ON" Transparent Watercolor on YUPO 26 x 18" COLLECTED


RHCarpenter said...

Great snowscene but I don't want to see that much snow tomorrow! And, yep, it's a soup day today.

Suzanne McDermott said...

and This painting makes me go "brrrrrr...." I'm going to go put another sweater on.

Ces said...

How appropriate this painting is for today's temperature which was cold! Tomorrow it will be sunny and I am looking forward to the big yellow ball up in the sky. Sandy I think that there is a certain solitary aspect to painting. For example, I usually start painting alone but throughout the course I am often around people, my family and the children's friends. Once I painted in front of five ten year olds who surprised me by sitting still and engaging in art discussion quietly behind my back for the entire afternoon! I start my drawings alone but then draw in the kitchen, the cafeteria while lunching with friends. I also draw on my journal while standing in a queue, once I drew while I was checking out my groceries. :) I work full time as a clinical analsyt so I have no time to paint or draw other than when I forgo sleep.

Ann Buckner said...

Lovely, idyllic pastoral scene, Sandy. I love the way you paint!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Seeing this great snow scene cant wait for my YUPO to arrive any day! Sorry weather spoiling your group activity. .. but what a good girl clearing up your studio. Now you wont be able to find anything!!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Wishing for warmer weather soon, too. Thanks for all the comments.