Wednesday, December 15, 2010


oil/canvas board
palette knife

Last year around Christmas, this area of Oklahoma had a significant amount of snow and ice.  I was iced in before and after Christmas day and we postponed our family gathering until the following weekend to allow time for roads to be cleared.

 After the holidays, I took photos at Keystone Lake, west of Tulsa,  where there are beautiful surrounding woods.  I cropped a photo for a closer view of melting snow finding its way down an incline. Our native scrub oaks keep their leaves throughout the winter and they can take on a glowing apricot color when they are highlighted by sunshine and offer a lovely contrast to green cedars.  So far, no snow this season which should allow for safer holiday travel in our area.   We do, however, have the cold wind and cold temperatures, 19 degrees  last evening.