Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Art series

Before the snow on Saturday, I was out in the woods burning off branches from trees that were felled to clear a new field. The snow was just starting and there wasn't any wind and it was quite peaceful.

I was enthusiastically adding branches to my fire and the flames were licking skyward on the dry boughs forming a golden curtain that I could see through so I had to photograph it. I should have brought some marshmallows for toasting...

The path out of the newly cleared field holds possibilities for drawing and painting as well.

I've been playing around with some ideas for a series of drawings. I keep talking about a series but never seem to come up with the goods. But I do have good intentions! Life rather gets in the way sometimes it seems.

Art series always appeal to me and they don't need to be huge numbers to be effective. I have some catching up to do to meet some of my goals for the year. I've only done one of the Flatrock series yet and still have another to produce for January. There are ideas spinning around in my head, I just need a few days to put them in perspective and see what is realistic and what is simply my imagination outdoing my ability.


"JeanneG" said...

Nice woods.

Jan said...

I like both of your photos - the fire is a unique perspective while the path has infinite painting possibilities!

Like you, I keep wanting to do a series on various things but real life gets in the way. I don't know how you get as much done as you do!

Paulette said...

I love the picture with the fire!

Billie Crain said...

that picture of the fire is a work of art in itself! ever consider abstract, Jeanette? this would be a great ref for starters.

Jeanette said...

Woods are interesting but a bit creep too as its so quiet so that when you hear a sound, you wonder whats going to come out of the trees - or at least I do. :)

Jan, the fire photo is one of those that make me look twice. At first it seems as if its a mistake - a double image, then you realize its the wall of flame in front of the trees and ground.

Thanks Paulette :)

I've never tried abstract Billie. I keep meaning to do so, and perhaps this fire image would be a good start wouldn't it?

Terry Banderas said...

Burning in the middle of winter is very peaceful. The best I remember is burning in low fog or rain. Burning in the snow would be fantastic. You live in a beautiful area.