Art Inspired by Nature: H.D. Thoreau “A Winter Walk” …
Â Early Winter, 2006 Â©Â M.S. HarlowÂ
“We sleep, and at length awake to the still reality of a winter morning. The snow lies warm as cotton or down upon the window-sill; the broadened sash and frosted panes admit a dim and private light, which enhances the snug cheer within. The stillness of the morning is impressive. The floor creaks under our feet as we move toward the window to look abroad through some clear space over the fields. We see the roofs stand under their snow burden. From the eaves and fences hang stalactites of snow, and in the yard stand stalagmites covering some concealed core. The trees and shrubs rear white arms to the sky on every side; and where were walls and fences, we see fantastic forms stretching in frolic gambols across the dusky landscape, as if nature had strewn her fresh designs over the fields by night as models for man’s art…”……………………………….. Henry David Thoreau, (excerpt) “A Winter Walk”
Â Ice Storm I, 2007 Â© M.S. HarlowÂ
Ice Storm IV, 2007 Â© M.S. HarlowÂ
Ice Storm III, 2007 Â© M.S. HarlowÂ
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3 Replies to “Art Inspired by Nature: H.D. Thoreau “A Winter Walk” …”
Gorgeous work. And ever so fitting to the way it feels out there today, here in snowy and cold Minnesota. Warmed me up, thanks. :-)
Very nice paintings. Congratulations.
The mood of having a walk in winter snow thould be like that.
Thank you both for your generous comments. Nature, particularly the weather, is a constant source of inspiration. Enjoy the Solstice.
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