Friday, February 14, 2014

A Snow Day!

Hello and Happy Friday! This has been an unusual week for those living in the Carolinas! We had 7 inches of snow, along with sleet and freezing rain, bringing our city to a complete halt for most of Wednesday and all of Thursday! Late yesterday, the snow and ice started to melt and I am planning to venture to work later in the morning.
So what does an artist do when they realize they could be inside for a few days? Check for milk and bread? No, who cares about that! I checked my art supplies of course! Fortunately, I had plenty to keep me busy during the storm.
The snow was beautiful coming down, but it completely covered the bird feeders. After a few attempts to keep the feeders clear, I gave up and started throwing the seed on the ground. At least the birds could easily dig and find it. That's what inspired this first painting.
I saw the most beautiful flowers at the store last weekend, and couldn't resist buying them. That's where the next inspiration came from.
I still have a sketch that I'll be painting later this weekend, but for now it's off to work I go! Have a wonderful weekend, and please stop by Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches, as I will be linking with them both.

12 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, art is a great way of keeping warm! Valerie

Aga Gasiniak said...

Winter time can be very inspiring and creative. Thank you for sharing your lovely creativity.
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Netty said...

Beautiful work, I especially love the first painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

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Linda said...

I'm glad you didn't lose power or get more snow than you did. We ended up with another 17 inches added to what was still on the ground from last week's dumping-ugh! I too go out and clean the feeders and have had the same dilemna . I have thrown seed on the ground but must keep my dog away who thinks it's for her :):) We now have a rabbit that comes under the feeder and also a vole that tunnels his way thru the snow piles. I love your feeder illustration!

denthe said...

It's wonderful how you get your inspiration for your paintings. Great work!

Catherine Constance said...

Love the artwork. stay safe in all that horrid weather. Glad you've got your priorities sorted with your art supplies... a girl after my own heart.. :) x

carol l mckenna said...

Fun creations for a 'snowy day' ~ In MA ~ we have had too many! and possibly more on Tues ~ thanks for commenting ~ Happy Week to you ~

carol and artmusedog
www.acreativeharbor.com

stefanie stark said...

Oh I would have bought the beautiful flowers too! Your illustration looks beautiful! And also love the cute little bird illustration you created! It makes me smile.

Christine said...

lovely paintings today Debbie! I especially love the flowers!

Alexandra said...

Debbie, these pieces are so wonderful - filled with life and joy. :) Thinking of you and sending hugs. xo

Annabelle said...

BEAUTIFUL WORKS AND PARTICULARLY FOND OF THE LITTLE TWEEDY BIRDS.


Annabelle : )

Jehanne's doodles said...

Love the snow painting, it is so beautiful.