Art and Weather
Everyone is talking about the weather, especially the lack of Spring weather. Barry and I traveled south to Williamsburg, Virginia this past Sunday and arrived to sunny weather. By the afternoon it was over 70 degrees. I tried not to complain that I was getting hot in my turtleneck sweater. Warmth lasted into the evening, but by 9:00 am the next morning it was freezing again with snow and sleet. We travel to Williamsburg every winter and have never experienced a shutdown of the historic area. In just a few hours, the relatively bustling Duke of Glouchester Street was transformed into a frozen ghost town with an occasional bundled figure hurrying to shelter somewhere. So, I spent a quiet afternoon reading, drinking coffee and sketching.
|I ussually travel with these items: a Cotman watercolor box, a pouch of pencils, a box of charcoal pieces and a small sketch pad. The pears were painted from my imagination after reading Wallace Steven's poem, A Study of Two Pears.|
|This was Sunday, March 2, in Williamsburg, Virginia|
|Love the shapes and textures on this old tree. I would have been more comfortable in a T-shirt.|
|Players from Lafayette High School performing a skit in front of the Governor's Palace.|