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1.11.13 ~ losing oneself in light and snow

by | Jan 11, 2013 | new mexico landscapes, Newtown, oil painting, Santa Fe, snow, winter

winter sun across the afternoon ~ by dawn chandler ~ oil on panel ~ 6 x 6 inches ~ copyright dawn chandler 2013
Happy New Year, Friends!
Just over a week in to this new year and I am feeling positively radiant with creativity and plans and goals and gratitude.
The new year is good.

Adding to that feeling is this cool message I received from a long ago friend. She asked:

Can you send me a painting with snow? Gosh I miss that – we had a slight freeze here in Texas and it was beautiful in the morning and gone by noon. Made me homesick – but I am sure you have a beautiful painting you can post for me…

So here’s a recent ‘painting with snow.’  
The scene is just below the rise upon which my house sits. Late afternoon. 
December 15th. 
My pup and I were walking the periphery of the property, losing ourselves in the contrast of glistening snow and bruised sky as my thoughts attempted to wrap themselves around the news of the day before.