Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"Springtime In New England?"

Love the snow but didn't want to wait for Spring!

I so love plein air painting!

25 comments:

  1. good to see you out there pushing the season Michael!

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    1. Thanks my neighbor to the north! How has your winter been Sally? How was New York? I bet you had a ball! Funny to see the flowers in the snow! Friends on Face Book are getting a kick of the photo! I do love Spring but I also love winter!!!
      Take care!
      Michael

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  2. hahaha That´s one way of doing it! ;)

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    1. Hello Catherine! So glad you got a laugh from the photos! So very good to have some fun! Funny though more snow came and covered my "flowers!" Now I am waiting for a thaw to see them emerge through the new snow! Fun is good!
      Michael

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  3. You are so funny! Love your harbingers of Spring - which is sure to come soon!

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    1. Hello Susan! Glad you enjoyed the post! I couldn't stop laughing while I was out painting! I am still smiling thinking about it! Much fun! All my neighbors had a good laugh!!!
      Michael Flower Child?

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    1. Glad you love it Celia! I loved doing it! Still laughing!!!!!
      Now all "flowers" are covered in new snow!!!
      I will have to wait for spring for real and painted flowers!
      Michael

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  5. Your sense of humor is in tact! Humor isn't easy this winter of winters. I love seeing blooms in your yard and not your roof. Brilliant.

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    1. PS. What paint did you use? Acrylic? Has to be. Thought I'd follow your act.

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    2. Ola amiga! Hi Linda! Trial and error! Mostly error! Acrylic! But the brush kept picking up the snow! Finally I sprayed the snow with water. Water froze then the acrylic adhered so much better! Have fun and please post photo!

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  6. And a beautiful canvas it is!!!! Hang in there Michael...Spring is coming!!!

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    1. Hello Hilda! You are right a very beautiful and very large canvas! Tough to paint on snow!! Next time I will "mist" wet paint onto this cold and fluffy canvas!!!!

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  7. LOVE your flower paintings Michael! You are so funny and original! Hard to imagine spring is just around the corner when looking at your photos. It's also hard to imagine how your garden can bounce back to life after being covered in snow for so long - it remains a mystery to me!. I'm looking forward to seeing your crocuses again!
    I've so enjoyed seeing all your wintery photos - you have so much drama in your seasons!

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    1. Hi Wendy! Drama is the word! More every day! Storm coming in tonight and then another Thursday! Two other storms since I posted these photos! Boston is going for the snow record of 107 plus inches this week!!!! I am so glad you write about the snow Wendy! You have me looking at snow so differently! Loving it even more and appreciating it more also! Even thinking more about it! Thanks buddy! I so wish I could send you some! You would love making snowmen! Sledding down hills covered with snow is so much fun! Also having a fun snowball battles! Only with soft snow though!!! Just looking at it is a joy! Glad the flower painting gave you a laugh! You are so right about the garden growing in the spring! It is always an exciting time when we see the first green sprout of spring! Already we are getting a bit more daylight! Spring is on the way! But I know I will miss winter! And when summer comes I will miss the spring and so on! Take care mate! I hope you are enjoying your warm weather! Brrrrrrrrrrrr! (That means it is very cold!!!!!)
      Michael

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  8. I just watched the world news on NBC. Were those your flowers I saw. They sure did look like your work!

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    1. Not mine!!!! Mine are now covered with more snow!!!!

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  9. Great way to get some painting done! Hope Mother Nature doesn't cover them up tonight!!!

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    1. Mother Nature did in fact cover them Joan!!!! Now wait for spring thaw for painted flowers and real flowers!!!!

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  10. MICHAEL! MICHAEL! IT'S RAINING HERE! FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS MONTH!
    ISN'T THAT GREAT!? OMG! WATER IS FALLING FROM THE SKY! SNOW IS FALLING IN THE LOCAL MOUNTAINS!
    I know, I know... it's nothing special to you up there buried in snow and having a real winter but geeze!... Do you know how long it has been since I could paint by rainlight, uh, the sound of rain?! ... the pitter patter of rain? (see, it's been so long I can't remember what it's even called!)
    Lovin' it!

    Ha Ha... and you up there painting snow, I mean actually painting the snow, not doing a painting of snow!
    So funny you are Michael, so spirited!
    I think this is like your version of those Tibetan Monks and their sand paintings which are just as ephemeral. Really cool yours are, literally, cool to the touch!

    Keep Painting Art Buddy...
    Your Happy To Finally See Some Real Winter Weather ( by So Cal standards anyway)
    and Painting (right now) to the Sound of Rain (once again) Art Buddy!

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    1. David! David! David! I am thrilled that you are having rain!!!! Yippee! Singing in the rain comes to mind! I also just saw on the news that in parts of Southern California they got some huge amounts of hail? Kids were playing in the hail like it was snow!!!!!! And I am thrilled that your mountains are getting snow! Water is so very important!! I am so happy that you can paint with rain light and hear the rain! I hope you went out into the rain and had some fun! For years we used to jog in the rain and snow and I loved running in the rain! I am so happy for you buddy! Maybe a rain painting in the works? Glad you are loving it! Good for you David! I wonder if CA ever looked into taking the salt out of the ocean water to use for drinking and farming?
      I am so happy you enjoyed the snow painting! You are right so like the Tibetan Monks and the American Indians with their sand paintings! Literally cool is so true!
      Again so happy you are getting some much needed rain! Enjoy David!
      Your Happy That His Southern CA Coastal Buddy Got Some Rain Buddy Michael! Now you don't have to feel guilty about painting with watercolors!!!!
      Michael (Great talking with you David!!!!)

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    2. Yes! Hail in Huntington Beach! Almost unheard of in So Cal... ON THE BEACH!
      Apparently taking the salt out of ocean water, de-salinization, is VERY expensive to do and we would first have to build de-salinization plants.

      Yes, rain/weather paintings will be in my booth at the upcoming Art-A-Fair this summer.
      Guilty about watercolors? Well, even with this rain we are STILL well below normal water levels so our drought will continue. Drove by a local reservoir
      yesterday, it was almost completely empty.
      So for watercolors I should import water from non-drought states and include a disclaimer "No Southern California water was harmed in the creation of this watercolor" ; )

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  11. hello that there again.
    I see you're still as funny as ever. I like the idea.
    You go on ahead to spring, cool

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    1. Hola Ricardo! Gracias! Always so nice to hear from you my art friend!!!! I am glad you enjoyed the photos! Always good to have a laugh! You take care amigo!
      Michael

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  12. LOL! Wonderful idea. You made my day))!

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