Winter Wall Art, “Slush Foot in Winter”
How do you mark the passage of winter? In a pandemic? This year, I note the passage of winter on frequent walks, late in the day. The sun sets at a later time, Robins show up on frozen ground to eek out a dinner, somehow. Small birds seem to become more frenetic at the feeders as mating season approaches. I wonder about my beehives– are they healthy? Do they have enough food? Is the Queen laying her eggs, yet? In winters past, perhaps we visit family in New York City or take some other kind of winter excursion– but not this year. Below is a shot of my slush foot on one of my winter afternoon walks…when I begin to realize Spring is only a month off.
Below is the pixilated version of the same image– one I find interesting in its elaboration of tones; white, black and gray. If you have an interest in this print, please contact me. I will get it produced for you…since it is not posted on my art website. I have a fascination for pixelated images– not everyone does. But here is a good example of why I like the exercise of creating pixelated images. Just…a beautiful study.
Have you ever purchased a graphic print? Maybe this year, instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. These are all done using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit this site again here in the New Year 2021. I will make every effort to complete your order in a timely manner, despite COVID-related production “issues.”
Check out two unusual features on my art site: The first– WALL Preview, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above.
Secondly, the Live Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff.
This is my “business advice,” for the week: See the season just ahead. Yes, we are in the here-and-now, trying to make the most of each day. Yes, we prioritize our tasks, trying to get every thing done as efficiently as possible. But seeing the season ahead, perhaps the year ahead, perhaps five years ahead, is a helpful exercise, too. This exercise allows me to imagine where it is I want to go; an ‘outcome,’ if you will. This exercise helps me factor in considerations that would otherwise be omitted, dismissed or escape my consciousness altogether. I like a little time to imagine the Honey Bees feverishly at work gathering spring nectar, pollen, birthing their young bees. This helps me orient my own efforts toward the hives and what they might require of me so that a productive, healthy season becomes possible. Whether in business, in art or in life, a little forethought is in order.
Here is another blog post from my art site…