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Thirty-in-Thirty: Day Twelve . . .

Where the Wind Took Them lll ⓒ michaela harlowWhere the Wind Took Them, lll ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 17″ x 14″, Pastel, Charcoal & Pencil on Paper

Third in “Where the Wind Took Them” series. I finished early this afternoon and thought about starting another piece but changed my mind and decided on some fresh air and exercise instead.

Good to end Sunday on a satisfied note.

where the wind took them lll ⓒ 2013 michaela harlowWhere the Wind Took Them lll ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 17″ x 14″, Pastel, Charcoal & Pencil on Paper

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Thirty-in-Thirty: Day Four . . .

ⓒ 2013 michaela harlow - thirty-in-thirtyWinter Pool I ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 14″ x 17″ – Pastel & Pencil on Paper

Thirty-in-Thirty continues with the start of a new series today. Having cut many saplings on the hillside slopes this fall, there are brush piles and branches scattered about, emerging from ice and snow. The native cherry trees have a glossy, red-brown bark; beautiful piled atop grey beech with their peachy, bleached leaves. I felt guilty for not finishing my autumn clean up by burning all piles. But in addition to providing inspiration for paintings, they’ve also become a haven for winter birds, squirrels and stealthy red fox.

An early start today means an early finish. Enough time left for a run into Brattleboro or perhaps even Northampton, to shop for needed supplies . . .

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ⓒ 2013 michaela harlowWinter Pool I ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 14″ x 17″ – Pastel & Pencil on Paper

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