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Thirty in Thirty. Day Thirty: Turquoise Ice…

Detail – Untitled Ice Painting from the Series – 24″ x 24″ – Oil an Oil Bar on Panel

Detail – Untitled Ice Painting from the Series – 24″ x 24″ – Oil an Oil Bar on Panel

Detail – Untitled Ice Painting from the Series – 24″ x 24″ – Oil an Oil Bar on Panel

Ice. It’s amazing what you find when you spend time staring into frozen pools of water in the forest. Turquoise. Cerulean. Topaz. Mint Green. Emerald. The colors are incredible. And that’s only the beginning. There are wonderful bits and pieces of debris —all colors of the rainbow— suspended in various positions. And throughout the depths, as well as the surface, tiny cracks and fissures form irregular patterns.

As with the previous post, I began this larger oil painting two years ago, and I am just finishing with it today.

Listening to Emily Barker’s “Nostalgia” and other pieces from the album “Despite the Snow”. Thank you so much to my dear friend Jenny —intrepid winter wandering companion— for the extraordinary suggestion. What a beautiful album.

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