Winter Rabbit – Day 23

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show.” -Andrew Wyeth

Winter Rabbit Day 23 - 30 Day Challenge acrylics 10x10 birch panel

Winter Rabbit
Day 23 – 30 Day Challenge
acrylics
10×10 birch panel

 

It’s snowing today – just flurries, but very cold and windy. It makes me remember when I lived further north and it makes me think what the folks are dealing with this year in the north. Lots and lots of snow. Here in the Georgia mountains, we can get a big snowstorm, but not something that lasts all winter or something we get every winter. It surprises me, though, how much I like winter – it is now my favorite season. I like the starkness and the bare trees giving a glimpse of things we can’t see in the deep green of summer.

“The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.” -Terri Guillemets

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Blogging for me is like keeping a journal which I have done in various forms since I can remember. But what's great about this format is it offers an opportunity to explore all the things that interest me as an artist with others. Blogging seems to strengthen that sense of being part of both something personal and something universal. It takes the journaling idea and expands it through visitor's comments creating a valuable dialog that connects us to each other no matter where we live. I enjoy responding to each comment and warmly welcome your visits. email: judyshreve at mac dot com
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12 Responses to Winter Rabbit – Day 23

  1. I love what you’ve been creating, Judy, but I especially love this piece! Winter has a firm grip on us here in Wisconsin, and the frequent below zero temperatures are keeping me indoors and in a mood to hibernate more than usual. Winters are simply too long here, any my eyes are starved for the first signs of Spring. I look forward to seeing some rabbits again!

    Wishing you mild and sunny Winter days in your beautiful Georgia mountains!
    xo

    • Judy Shreve says:

      Hi Angela!! Thank you. I’ll bet winters are very long in Wisconsin. The great thing about Georgia is all of the seasons are just the right length – with pretty mild winters – although it’s 14 degrees right now. That’s hibernating temps for me. And it’s not usually this cold.
      Hope spring comes early for you.
      xxoo

  2. Annie says:

    I love Winter. We have had a very dry one and it has only snowed once. I love the snow and I love this piece, a new favorite. xoxo

  3. He looks very fluffy for winter! I really like the flowers/stalks – the sketchy suggested quality. Feels sparse like winter but still soft.

  4. Susan says:

    Oh oh ohhhhhhhh…my ABSOLUTE favorite of them all! There’s almost a zen quality to this little fella. Love!
    xo

  5. Charlene says:

    The red splashy leaves (a nice hot and rich color) gives a good contrast to the cooler blues. They help make it feel very wintry. All three elements (the diagonal line of the fence) gives a balanced and serene scene. Very beautifully done, Judy.

    • Judy Shreve says:

      Thank you Charlene — I had such a nice quiet studio day — after lots of company and chaos. I think this was just what my spirit needed — that space to breathe and paint.

  6. Linda Starr says:

    what a wonderful challenge you are doing, I love the winter rabbit; it’s my favorite so far, has an Asian quality to it with your brush strokes for the stems with the red