winter is here

Surrounded by a few feet of snow and a cold snap that's breaking records, I'm reminded of a set of watercolor paintings I made for holiday notecards years ago.

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in the bleak midwinter

Wyeth’s minimal palette creates such moving, striking atmospheres for his work. His scenes are bleak, haunting, isolated, and yet, they invite us to stare deeper, longer, sussing out all the remarkable details contained within them. The above is a study of The Granary, painted by Wyeth in 1961.