We have the slightest dusting of snow on the ground around Boston and things are looking festive for the season. Speaking of seasonally festive, this week’s painting is one from several years ago. My style and skill have evolved since then but I still love the subject matter and the composition.
Red Wellies by Pamela Copeman, 8×10, oil
from Anatomy of a Snowy Day
Trident tracks dot the snowy surface
Evidence of the morning’s vain forage
The songbirds’ voice echoes in accompaniment
To the celestial dance bringing dawn to the world.
“Academia on ice for the day”
A radio resonates the children’s wishes
Followed closely by a fervent scramble
for wellies, scarves and long since lost mittens
Runners scrape trenches down every hill and berm
The screams of white warfare, giggles from fresh angels
Jubilant reminders of unplanned vacation.
The Aroma of hot chocolate gently simmering on stoves
Is too much temptation for little cold nose
Jackets and gloves are shed in wet heaps
In favor of mugs for their hands, and a fire for their seats
Cheers to snow days! On another seasonally festive note, don’t forget to download my free printable reindeer art gifts tags. Perfect for adding a painterly touch to your holiday packages!
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