...exploring my world, somewhat randomly, using art and the story behind it as a way to open my eyes.
Rules: Have fun with it. Take chances. Try something new. Learn something old. Share. Make friends along the way.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
pastel on sanded paper, 13x16.5cm (5x6.5in)
This little American beech is in the same Taconic wildlife refuge as the stream and wetland in the painting I posted on November 11. I came across it in the upland as I meandered through the forest on my snowshoes. They always amaze me: they hang onto their leaves all winter, and seem to shimmer even on overcast days, gold against the snow. I've had photos and sketches of this one for two years, and finally, I "saw" it in pastels. It painted very quickly once that happened.
My name is Annie Delyth Stratton. Years ago, when I lived in the mountains of the western US, being snowbound was a given, and I named the little cabin where I lived and made art "Snowbound Studio". I live in Vermont now, where snow is becoming increasingly random, but in my heart my home/studio is still Snowbound Studio.
Art is a journey. So is life. They might be the same journey. So here we are.
This blog is an informal sharing of my explorations, through art and words, of that journey. I am happy to have company on my ramblings. Welcome.