Winter Tracks


Greetings all – I’ve had a bit of painters “blah,” it seemed that whatever my oil pastels touched turned against this painter.  Between this little problem and the recent “spam” attack, I’ve been disconnected from the blog for a bit.  I’m back and look forward to visiting the blogs I follow to see what’s new.

This winter scene reminds me of farm country that I grew up around in Upstate New York.  While the winters can often be a test of endurance, there is something special about a snow-covered field offering solitude to those who seek peace and quiet.

Many blessings to all during this special time of year, and best wishes for a Happy New Year.  Mary

Oil Pastels11 x 14

Oil Pastels
11 x 14

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23 Responses to Winter Tracks

  1. timkeen40 says:

    We have had very few Christmases with snow, but the ones we have had have been very special.

    Good painting.

    Tim

  2. exiledprospero says:

    This painting smacks of nostalgia, and what is more, a personal nostalgia migrates to a universal status when the authenticity of a remembrance is promoted to a shared remembrance by dint of its heartfelt genuineness, as is the case in this scene.

    • Mary says:

      Ah, well before I begin I will forever refer to you as “Ariel’s Prospero.”

      So Ariel’s Prospero you are spot-on. In fact there are many who could walk the same path and instead of experiencing the “heartfelt genuineness”, they have a loathing as the cold soaks their bones through-and-through while walking the dark path. On the other hand, I live to enjoy the warmth of the sun that guides the quiet pathway leading to a very special place.

      All in the perspective one takes, yes you nailed it Ariel’s Prospero!

  3. violetski says:

    Glad you back Mary! What a beautiful, lovely snow view ❤
    Love it ❤❤❤

  4. Beautiful Mary. I want to walk straight into it. It would make a beautiful christmas card.

  5. dearferrero says:

    Love the atmosphere you’ve created there!

  6. i am the same way.. if things aren’t going well, my paintings are horrid. i transfer the bad energy to my work and it’s not worth the match to burn! by the looks of this one, you’ve cleared the obstacles out of your psyche and are moving forward.

    thank you so much for your comment about the spammers.. is it ok if i share that in a follow-up post? I can quote your comment and give a pingback if you dare, but if you’d prefer no link back to your blog, i totally understand. i also understand the frustration and wonder if you should stick with blogging.

    i am glad you’re back, and thanks so much for sharing your story.
    z

    • Mary says:

      Hi “Z” – thank you so much for your gracious comments, I so appreciate you for taking the time write a note.

      Please feel free to share my comments and link back, I know what to look for now. I think there are more folks like us out there that haven’t said anything, but are thinking along the same lines. We can’t step back into a time of innocence, but it sure would be nice to bring a sense of honor back w/how people interact with each other and society as a whole.

      I sure do appreciate you. Thank you again, I’m glad I’m back. Mary

  7. doronart says:

    Mary, welcome back that is so calm beautiful, have a good Christmas holiday and happy New Year.

  8. It is so fresh and lovely! I wish I’d dare to venture in the snow ” department ” it seems very complicated to get the right tones and texture. I love the light on the snow and the sun setting.
    It is totally exquisite 🙂

  9. Glad you’re back. 🙂 It’s beautiful, Mary! Happy Holidays!!

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