Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Not-So-Sunny Day

Not all days are sunny, so why should all landscapes  make it look like they are?  Is it because in the midst of a long stretch of rain-soaked days, we like to look up on the wall and see a bright sunny day? On the darkest, coldest, snowy day, do we want to be reminded of how long it is until spring arrives?

I have a good friend whose paintings of snow scenes are filled with light and color.  But even she says that snow scenes are a hard sell. Still, she is compelled to find beauty in the snow covered landscapes of our cove.

Finding the beauty you see in weather that is not the perfect sunny day is a challenge.   Maybe we need to change our attitudes and find loveliness in the perfect rainy day, or the perfect snowy day.  And, come to think of it, that is just the job for an artist.

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