Thirty-in-Thirty: Day Twenty Five

Winter Nude ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow - 13 inches x 20 inches - Pastel on Paper

Winter Nude ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 13″ x 20″, Pastel on Paper

A dusting of snow fell last night while I was away from my studio, and as I drove back up to Vermont, the pale glow of sunrise reflected a luminous, golden-pink in the shimmering white fields.  Rounding the top of my steep drive, I stopped; nearly blinded by the brilliant light, streaming through the trees. Mesmerized by the beauty, I squinted to watch as swaying, grey and white trunks and branches caught the glow from all sides; washing the forest in a bath of sublime, nude hues . . .

Winter Nude ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow

Winter Nude ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 13″ x 20″, Pastel on Paper

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