|Thoughts of Spring, 14x11in. Oil on linen/panel|
Thoughts of Spring
As winter blankets the earth in white, thoughts of Spring bring comfort. Pussy willows rescued from last Spring stand happily in their glass encasement. Their soft texture evokes memories of childhood where imaginations spun stories of these mini felines.
Last Spring I rescued these pussy willows before they turned to seed. I took them home to my studio, set up my still life and began this painting. Then the warmer weather came and if you have been following me for long, you know that nature becomes my studio! Painting on location beckons and I'm off playing in nature's vast outdoor studio. Needless, to say my painting remained unfinished until recently.
I am so happy I decided to complete it during the time we were receiving frigid weather. It made me happy and gave me hope that Spring would be coming along soon.
I would love to hear your stories about pussy willows. Did you pick them as children? If you are an artist do you like painting them?
Cross your fingers for an early Spring if you live in a four season climate.
Cheers to one of nature's beautiful offerings!
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