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Thirty-in-Thirty: Day Twenty . . .

January Half-Light ⓒ Michaela Harlow, 16 x 16 Inches, Pastel on Paper January Half-Light ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 16″ x 16″, Pastel on Paper

In addition to taking out the power for half the day, yesterday’s wind brought along colder temperatures. Gone are the soft, moody mornings; the fog, frozen mist, snow squalls and honey light. Today was grey and dreary; the kind of day you can’t really get warm, no matter how many cups of tea you make.

No walk for me today. Instead, I remain inside, conjuring up memories of better winter days…

January Half-Light ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow - 16 x 16, Pastel on PaperJanuary Half-Light ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 16″ x 16″, Pastel on Paper

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Thirty-in-Thirty: Day Nineteen . . .

Winter Twilight ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow - 16 x 16 - Pastel on Paper

Winter Twilight ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 16″ x 16″ – Pastel on Paper

After starting early this morning and finishing up ‘Winter Twilight’ —which I began late on Saturday— I broke for lunch just before one o’clock. Right as I was about to press my panini, the power went out. It just came up about a half hour ago at six o’clock, effectively forcing me to take a Sunday afternoon rest. I did manage to take a few photos while I still had daylight to work with, and I started the first couple of layers on a new oil painting. I would have liked to do more, but darkness prevailed.

Today’s piece is all blue shadow and peach light; the colors of twilight reflected upon a stand of skeletal saplings and snow covered ground…

Winter Twilight ⓒ 2013  Michaela HarlowWinter Twilight ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 16″ x 16″ – Pastel on Paper

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