feels incredibly warm compared to what it has been. mud thawed, deep and sticky, puddles thawed underneath, birds everywhere, every step produces a flurry of activity ahead. grumpy and exhausted today, been a long week of caregiving for sick hubby and daughter- takes a long time for the fresh air to lighten my mood. but it does. after a long time… started with music (E.S.T. Seven Days of Falling), then realized I was craving the sound of wind and birds, so turned it off. wandered around the brush a while, found a great log to sit on and do a meditation. finally after a long time in silence everything started to lift and unpeel the layers.
Next to me on the log the moss and snow formed a wonderful picture of textured layers… prompted me to look up “layers” and the Wyeths… I knew about Andrew Wyeth layering his egg tempera but was curious what would come up. Found this older article about Jamie Wyeth combining different media as he paints:
Watercolor: Jamie Wyeth: Combining Water-Soluable Paints – The Watercolor Blog – Blogs – Artist Daily http://www.artistdaily.com/blogs/watercolor/archive/2006/09/30/jamie-wyeth-combining-water-soluable-paints.aspx …
…got me thinking that texture layers could be explored in music for sure, playing with the contrasts in instruments and playing techniques.
Feb 1, Chester County PA, temp 37F