HOLDING THE FORT

 

In anticipation of a snow, or rain storm today, it’s storming now, the tall trees are dangerously swaying back and forth, but at 12:20 pm it turned to snow. I am prepared:)

In a matter of hours my door
will look like this.
Thurs. Door

 

With a reflection like this
Weekend Reflection

 

Too cold in my 16 foot high studio. Even though a bigger
wood stove is burning.
Fairly new to me , because the years
in Southern California were without
snow and never this cold.

 

No problem for me to paint in the living room! I have never enough time to paint all the projects  on my list.

 

No flowers in the snow, but the white “color” fits with it
Floral Fri Foto, FOTD

 

 

No pears either, but in preparation for a painting
Makro-Tex: fruit

 

 

Included in change my painting space,
a very different subject (snow!)
from my usual choice for a 16 x 20 canvas.
. Like that the snow makes the curves
in the branches and trunks
of the two rows of trees in front
of the house more visible.
Still need to finish oil painting with
an attention grabber for the foreground,
like a mailbox,
or a child pulling a sleigh
One word Sunday curve, Sun Tree

 

At 4 pm our house and trees look like this, and it’s still snowing. Meanwhile, am holding the fort, waiting for the time
I can get back to the studio
Sky Watch, Trees DutchGTN

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34 thoughts on “HOLDING THE FORT

    1. Don’t worry about it, because I came om when others had already posted fruit, so I understood:) We all make mistakes sometimes:):) Thanks for hosting!

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  1. Great photos and in awe of your artist talent. We’ve not had near that amount of snow yet this season. Not looking forward because seems the drifts love to surround our front making exit difficult. Have a great week.

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  2. Oh my, you may have more snow in Cali than we do in southern WI. It’s finally winter here but we still have had some nice, sunny days sneaking in there. I love your snow painting and everything thing you’ve shared with your fans for that matter.
    Sorry I’ve been such a slug, I actually got locked out of my Linky Tools account yesterday. Most likely because I had to change all my passwords because someone got my information and started a Pay Pal account in my name. I caught it right away thankfully but who knows what’s next. And I think they got my email and phone number at least from Word Press because it’s an email I have only used a few times and took out expressly for my WP site.
    Anyway, stay warm, I love your wood stove.

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  3. I grew up in the ice and snow in Utah and the White Mountains of Arizona and never gave it a thought. Nowadays, I hate it. You are a lot more resilient than I.

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  4. Great post. I never have time to paint all I want to accomplish either. I have four watercolors in the works right now, but made myself put away the Christmas decorations I had just dumped in the basement. I finished. Next week…onward!

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  5. Excellent shots, Jesh, and I rally like your snow-laden trees painting. That is a great shot of the artist at work too…
    Thank you for taking part in the “My Sunday Best” meme.

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  6. The snow is beautiful! I really enjoyed it when I lived in Pennsylvania. Yep, it never gets very cold in Orange County. Once in 1977 or 78 we had some hail mixed with a little bit of wet snow. It lasted for about 5 or 10 minutes and was gone in less than an hour.

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  7. Wondeful photo of yourself Jesh – and I like your painted trees a lot. Can’t believe that you have snow there, not a trace here. It really looks Winter Wonderland at your place!

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  8. Your photos show a pretty scene, but if you’re not accustomed to, or desirous of, snow, then it’s a mess. I’m glad you can paint where it is warm until the weather changes in your favor.

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    1. Thank you for your understanding. I originally come from Holland where we often had snow in winter, but it was 30+ years I’ve lived there, so it’s both beautiful and messy! Thanks for understanding!

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    1. It may sound confusing, but it’s the beginning of the year/decade, so I’m roaring to go, instead of snowy weather slowing me down. The wood stove ( a smaller version of what I’m showing in the post) keeps us warm – thank you!

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    1. When we planned the studio to be 16 feet high, we didn’t think of snow, (since we had lived for 3 decades in subtorpical Southern California – only of the height of paintings:):) Luckil, it’s tasty enough in my house!

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    2. It is a barn, technically four metal walls and a roof. When it was set up, I didn’t think of snow or cold weather, so no ceiling fans or cooling unit – doesn’t that fit the picture of a starving artist? (lol)

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    1. A little snow just makes our house really in the boonies:) The people are so generous here. After we were freezing at the first studio showing, one of the hubbies gave us this wood stove.

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