These little interim practice paintings really help me develop form and shape, and they serve my imagination well.
In this (only my second) Winter painting, I see this ice slick being made by kids who live with the family at the path's end. Buckets and buckets of water they carried and splashed onto this spot in the frosty forest so they could have the chance to run fast and slide on their bellies or makeshift toboggans on their sheening patch for hours.
When you're a kid, you don't care how cold it is or how wet you get, as long as you're having fun. Remember? I do.
I pray this one transports you to a happy time, even if for a moment.
Copyright 1-9-17, SJ Palmer