Monday, January 3, 2011

Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge: Dreaming in Color!

I do! I do! I really, really do!

But, right now, I'm groovin' in shades of grey.

I won't go into details too much because I don't want to spoil my weekly challenge week, coming up soon.

But for now...
We just dug out (or I should say, 'he' dug out! Thank you, honey!) of a 30 inch snow, the day after Christmas. That's a lot of snow, for us!

I love it when it looks like it might snow, how steely the sky looks! Either a flat, even grey, or those wonderful billowing sooty clouds that skud across the sky! I love it while it snows. I love it as it melts off my roof and fringes my windows with fantastic icicles. I am exceedingly grateful to my hubby for his fabulous shoveling skills, and also to our friend, Jack, who plows us out. (Our driveway is almost a 1/4 of a mile long!)

Have you ever noticed how many shades of grey there are out there? Put your seeing glasses and count them!

☃☃ This image is a portion of a painting that I made, featuring my kitten, Angela.

You can see the whole image and purchase it as a blank note card in my Etsy shop; ☃☃


WrightStuff said...

Keep warm Judy. Lovely painting. Your Queen up above is a great piece of art - she is indeed very regal.

Carola Bartz said...

This is beautiful, Judy.

peggy gatto said...

I really like this!

gemma said...

The little red leaves hanging on for dear life add so much to this scene.

EVA said...

Very beautiful, Judy. Especially with the lone colourful leaf.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love this, so rich and beautiful with just a touch of melancholy.....gorgeous!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Who would have thought that dull orange would pop so brightly? Not me until you paired it with the many grays of this painting. Excellent entry.

artangel said...

Wonderful painting Judy - I love the softness and subtelty of your colour palette. And as someone who always sees a million shades of grey this speaks to me somewhat! x

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous, Judy! I love your view from your studio, lucky you!

Lorraine said...

great painting

priti.lisa said...

Great painting! Counting shades of grey...hmmm...good idea.
One way to be light-hearted during the long grey winter.

Magpie said...

Wow, we dodged all that snow thank goodness! But it IS beautiful. Too bad it's so cold though!!

I love the snowy branches in your painting. It is amazing how many colors you can actually see in something we think of as "colorless".

Judy Goddard said...

Yes, Maggie!
And THAT'S my point! 80)

Kat W said...

Beautiful painting. I love the snow and how it changes the landscape & sky.

It also helps to have a husband who is handy at shovelling for sure ;-)

Kat X


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