Tag Archives: winter

A Gentle, Quiet Snowfall

It isn’t always eternal summer on the trail, though memories might make us think so. Winter is my favorite season to paint. I love the subtleties of color and shape with snow in the air and on the ground, and on the trail I am often all alone with the quiet of a winter day, […]

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Familiar Winter Scene

The graceful curve of the railroad tracks in any season, because I admire it all the time, is an inspiration to create. In the starkness of the snowy day, the minimized palette honestly black and white even in a photo, the trees rising straight up all around, marching up the steep hill toward the sky […]

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January Nature Desktop Calendar: What is the Goal?

Possibly just as much a question of my activities as my aesthetic intentions with my photographs of this one lone tree, at the top of a path at the top of a hill, clouds scudding across the sky on a dark winter afternoon, dark enough to dim the colors in the winter field. Something we […]

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Add Warm Color With a Stained Glass Cats Votive

This votive features my pastel sketch “Stained Glass Cats” on a 3.25″ round glass votive. I etch the inside of the votive to better diffuse the light from the candle, then print the design on a commercial clear vinyl label and burnish it onto the votive. Using this art, which is tall and narrow, I […]

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Promises to Keep

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Excerpt from Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923, © 1969 by Henry […]

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Darkness Into Light: Seasonal Inspirations for Art, Gifts and Reading, Winter Solstice Newsletter

Darkness Into Light EACH DAY THE DARKNESS COMES EARLIER, too early, and we talk about how this early darkness feels unbearable. The daylight is less and less, each day shorter, some very old part of our brain senses imminent danger then by a miracle the light returns and we celebrate. In this newsletter please enjoy […]

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Snowfall on the Trail

It isn’t always eternal summer on the trail, though memories might make us think so. Winter is my favorite season to paint. I love the subtleties of color and shape with snow in the air and on the ground, and on the trail I am often all alone with the quiet of a winter day, […]

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Two New Seasonal Votives

Mariposa is pleased to introduce two new handmade votives for the holidays—and don’t worry about Mariposa’s nose, these votives come with an LED tealight, purrfectly safe for fluffy kitties with curious noses! They feature this month’s featured feline and nature artwork, “Stained Glass Cats” and “Solstice”, this time on a 3.25″ round glass votive. I […]

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December Nature Desktop Calendar: Solstice

Narrowing down which painting I wanted to feature for this holiday season was the difficult task here. I had wanted to feature one of my newer ones, like “Snowfall“—I have no shortage of winter paintings—but remembering painting the snow into these evergreens on this Winter Solstice Day in 2003 convinced me this was the painting […]

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From a Spontaneous Photo Shoot at Dusk to Holiday Cards

I was hoping for a fantastic sunset as I drove home from errands, but no luck tonight. With a light dusting of snow, a gentle snowfall began again as dusk began to fall, and the clouds remained resolutely solid gray. Still, I got some nice photos as I drove through Settler’s Cabin Park where I’d […]

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