Daily Archives: January 7, 2014

Thirty in Thirty, 2014: Rose Ice

Rose Ice, 2014 - copyright Michaela Harlow - michaelaharlow.comRose Ice, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – 32″ x 16″, oil on panel

Ma vie en rose? So cold today, even the early morning sunlight reflected icy pink. Every wet surface has frozen solid now; polished like glass by wild winter wind.

This piece recalls last year’s ‘Winter Nude’ group. I’d intended to continue the series in oil, but ran out of time. Today I was pulled back by a polar vortex. Sometimes, I suppose, Mother Nature must be cruel to be kind. It is indeed harsh outside —with a biting windchill, well below zero— but for the brave-hearted and tightly-bundled, the reward of cold weather wandering is spectacularly beautiful.

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