Sunday, March 24, 2013

Cabin Fever

©2013 Patricia Scarborough Cedar 12x12 oil
Handsome Husband and I have been taking short jaunts around the county lately, designed mostly to get out of the house when we're feeling frustrated by grey skies and arctic winds. The balmy weather of spring has a nasty habit of falling on weekdays, or in microbursts between snow storms.
In preparation for our outings I grab hat, coat, mittens, boots - and camera. 
A couple of years ago I created a series of paintings titled One Square Mile. Twenty paintings, the subject matter taken from a single square mile near my home, each piece a square foot in size. That collection of paintings made a wonderful exhibit hanging together in one place, kind of like postcards from home.
©2010 Patricia Scarborough Squirrel's Nest 12x12 oil
I'm feeling like these current pieces would make a lovely exhibit as well, a visual diary of sorts of our trips out and about in Fillmore County.

The simplicity of the landscape hear home is rich with texture, color and the shared rhythms of our lives. 



Cathyann said...

You have great ideas for series! Such an inspiration, Patty. These two paintings are lovely.
It is dreay here in the southeast, too. We got 4 inches of snow yesterday!

Mavis said...

Wow! These new "square foot paintings" are so full of energy and life! Love the blue shadows on the snow and the dappled light through the trees. A welcome to spring!

Patty said...

Hey, thanks you two!
Despite my frustration with snowstorms in late March, it's hard to beat those fabulous shadows!