This painting, and the one to be posted next, show the view from a kitchen (more precisely - standing at the kitchen sink) first in early, then in deep winter. In both paintings, I worked for contrast - the ground cover, the exposed branches, the light particular to the onset of sustained cold.
Oil on Wood Panel
7.75 x 24 in
Not forever does the bulbul* sing
In balmy shades of bowers,
Nor forever lasts the spring
Nor ever blossom the flowers.
Not forever reigneth joy,
Sets the sun on days of bliss,
Friendships not forever last
They know not life, who know not this.
Train to Pakistan
*bulbul - Persian songbird, perhaps a nightingale
As with most fine things, chocolate has its season.
There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct
time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter
A, E or U is the proper time for chocolate.
Chocolate: The Consuming Passion
Art as an Oasis
Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger
providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares
complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.