Friday, January 30, 2015

Endless

Endless Chicago winter time means short grey days bookended with icy darkness. The landscape is not so lovely as an artistic black and white photo. As the sun is concealed far behind an oppressive layer of clouds, there are no defining shadows to give our view interesting contrast.
In the endless miasma we see only a photocopy of a faded photocopy of colorless tree shapes and building facades punctuated by passages of faded snow.
photo credit: Diana Wood 2010

Time to get out of the house and go in search of green life and humid oxygen soaked air. I spent a day at the Garfield Park Conservatory with my oils, brushes and traveling easel.
What a relief! As soon as I get some images scanned I will post more.

2 comments:

anthemsweet said...

Oh happy day.

Beth B said...

Oh Jan, someday I hope you can live where it is warm and green and humid! Here in Oregon, though the skies are grey and rainy, we have yellow daffodils, and I saw pink plum blossoms on a tree down the hill.