Snow Piles: A Fact of Life Revisited

March 8, 2010

Sketching snow piles during the melt.

100302KazWindow Left: A view of the snow through my acupuncturist's window. Light washes of Schmincke gouache over Staedtler Pigment Liner on Magnani Annigoni Designo paper (journal page cropped to focus on sketch). By the time I got out of there it was 41 degrees Fahrenheit and even more melted water was running along the path.

The Avidors have got me looking everywhere at snow piles. (See Snow Piles: A Fact of Life for links to their artwork.)

Despite the warm days we have been having there is still a lot of snow piled up out there in the Twin Cities. The snow has taken on the glitter of, well, glitter, because of the freeze-thaw cycles. Get out and sketch some of the melting piles today!

    • Carolyn
    • March 8, 2010

    Nice. I can feel that March sun.

    But wait. Were you being treated with needles while you sketched? You’re ever an inspiration!

    • Roz
    • March 9, 2010

    Carolyn, you made my day with a big hearty laugh! I do like to be productive, but no, I don’t sketch during acupuncture treatments. I sketched this before my treatment, while sitting in the waiting room. I like to arrive a little early as there are many things to sketch—and he runs a very on-time practice. Thanks for the laugh!

    • Carolyn
    • March 9, 2010

    hehe. Made me laugh too. Lying prone full of needles, sketching.

    It’s great to sketch while waiting. Airports. Traffic lights. Checkout lines. Theaters before a show.

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