seasonal colours paint the everyday landscape clouds, raindrops and leaves Kim M. Russell, 2017 My tenth response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful
The power cut was over, the lights came on and the TV muttered to life. They opened my door to fetch a few bottles of beer and then forgot about me, standing in the shadows, my mushy insides knotting with ice crystals, shuddering. A week later, they found it, the source of a lingering stink they […]
Early light has been diffused to an apricot glow, dappled with fragments of cool, grey shadow, echoes of the wet earth of an earlier landscape. Soggy fields and marshes suffered centuries of drought; now precious juttings of sea-worn granite lure us out to where water once teemed with life. Now all that’s left are sweeping […]
we’re floating adrift across a pallid landscape in a thawing rift after static winter months forge devastating new paths Kim M. Russell, 2017 Jane Friedlicher (1924-2014) Landscape, 1984, Lithograph on Paper My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Artistic Interpretations with Margaret – Small Town Inspiration Margaret says that she recently visited The Hickory Museum […]
mountainous landscape hints of pine and water scents in monochrome ink Kim M. Russell, 2017 Sumi-e Landscape My response to Carpe Diem #1154 Sumi-e, the Japanese way of painting, Imagination introduction We are discovering the beauty of Japan with Chèvrefeuille. Today he has inspired us with a piece of Sumi-e.
mid-winter flickers in a complex monochrome touched by a low sun streaking soft amber highlights in a colourless season Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem #1106 Symphony No. 11 The Winter by Joachim Raff
Afternoon Stroll In the cold light Of a low rolling Watercolour landscape Along wide grassy tracks Brown ridges of coarse stubble Passing wind-twisted hunch-backed trees And giant mounds of muddy sugar beet A colour-wash of beige and brown Interrupted Only By bright red Barn doors