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Snow day!

12 Jan

Title:  Window View – Winter

Medium:  Pencil on plain white sketch paper

This is the view from my living-room couch, out of my favorite window.  Today we are having a fantastic snow storm, so everything is in shades of brown and gray, and increasingly buried under fluffy whiteness.  The key objects in this view are the wooden birdhouse, which is attached to an old railroad tie, and the tall lilac shrub next to it.  Out of view, beneath the window, is a flower bed that I have filled with perennials.  They bloom a little differently every year, but so far have needed no additional help from me.  In this sketch you can just see a few snow-covered, dried-up bergamot flower heads, cone-shaped and bent on their stalks in the biting wind.

I have an idea to do drawings from this same vantage point throughout the year, including some with color, to see how the view might change with the seasons.