Traveling to Chicago for an evening seminar in near zero weather years ago seemed outrageous, but we went anyway....Sun set over frozen fields, Claude Monet is near. As I watched color patterns change and glow, I imagined a picture of Monet' winter painting in the Haystack Series. His painted haystacks frosted with snow and winter sun matched the landscape textures and energy I saw in person out the car window: ice blues, turquoise, violets, pinks, and oranges subtle and vivid simultaneously.
I coined and painted a poem in my head, writing it down later in choppy words and phrases:
Air: crackling cold
Snow crunches underfoot
Tingles to breathe.
Monet's blue/violet winds through snow choked fields,
Over bluffs, up banks,
Barn roofs shadowed, brushed in blue.
Cotton candy drifts mound 'round snow fences
Like ice/sand sculptures/dunes.
Round bushes crowned with icing: giant cupcakes.
Sculpted snow, pink tint, surreal landscape from a distant planet,
Ever present blue of winter's paintbrush
glides over ice patterned canvas.
* "Miles are Covered One at a Time...."
Sculptures in Snow (Jan 2014)
Tai Chi: Spiritual Vitamins (Mar 2012)
A Strong Clear Vision (Apr 2012)
Intuitive Teachers (Jan 2012)
Ghost of Myself (April 2011)
Light Show (Jan 2011)
* Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT Blog: Yellow Brick Road, Your Path to Heart and Health, post Snail Mail, Feb 5, 2014
Dahlis Roy, Visionary Artist Author and Tai Chi Instructor
Paintings by Dahlis:
Impression, Painting with Light, detail of sunset, oil painting
Ice Patterns, oil painting, detail