Posted on January 3, 2015Snow on the Dunes Happy New Year greetings, all my friends. You have each enriched my life so much. Like this:Like Loading... Post navigationPrevious post: Painter’s JoyNext post: Linda’s Heron 19 thoughts on “Snow on the Dunes” Maria F. January 3, 2015 That’s beautiful. Such intricate detail must have been difficult to paint? Beautiful work. Loading... Reply melissabluefineart January 3, 2015 Thank you Maria, you are so kind. Actually this painting went through an entire overhaul and I like it much better. I needed to loosen up and when I did that, it was surprisingly easy. Kind of like life, really 🙂 Loading... Reply Steve Schwartzman January 3, 2015 I don’t think I’ve ever thought about snow on dunes, so thanks for linking the two in your pleasant pastel portrait (at least in terms of color, if not medium). Loading... Reply melissabluefineart January 3, 2015 My pleasure, Steve. The dunes are indeed a place of surprising contrasts, and they keep me coming back. Loading... Reply shoreacres January 3, 2015 What a beautiful painting, and what a lovely reminder of our 2004 Christmas Eve snowfall here on the Texas coast. It was unexpected, and perfect, and deep. One of the best photos was of a Surfer Dude Snowman (with his board) built next to the memorial for victims of the 1900 hurricane on Galveston’s seawall.. People who were here still grow misty-eyed, remembering. There’s a radar image showing the snow coverage all along the coast and barrier islands that’s phenomenal, but these books, commissioned by a local grocery chain, still are the best. My mom bought me the first book in 2005. Maybe this will be another year for white dunes! Loading... Reply melissabluefineart January 3, 2015 That is pretty neat~ I’m glad my painting triggered those memories for you. The Surfer Dude Snowman sounds particularly moving. I read a book by Susan Wittig Albert about that hurricane that painted a vivid picture of the disaster. Loading... Reply Mind Margins/Toasty Strings January 3, 2015 Happy New Year, Melissa! Loading... Reply Jim in IA January 4, 2015 Thank you, Melissa. I like the collection of people who show up here. Loading... Reply melissabluefineart January 4, 2015 Thank you, Jim, I do too 🙂 Loading... Reply Michelle January 4, 2015 Happy New Year!! I hope you have a wonderful 2015! Loading... Reply melissabluefineart January 4, 2015 Oh, Michelle, I wish the same for you! Loading... Reply Andrew January 4, 2015 It is a beautiful work and I noticed the bird of course – my eye was instantly drawn :-))) A very happy new year to you, Melissa. Loading... Reply melissabluefineart January 4, 2015 Thank you Andrew. I knew you’d spot him. I painted him from memory so I hope he is forgiveable. When I venture out on the dunes this time of year I always see these little brown guys scuttling around at the base of the grasses. They must be seed eaters but beyond that I have no idea what they are. LBJ’s, I guess 🙂 Loading... Reply Andrew January 5, 2015 LBJs sounds good enough to me, Melissa :-)) Loading... Steve Gingold January 5, 2015 Yes, when some chirp it is with a Johnsonian drawl. Loading... Steve Gingold January 5, 2015 I was just about to ID your bird as a LBJ. 🙂 I’m sorry to be so late in arriving, Melissa. This is lovely. The snow on the bent grasses and the radiant colors remind of an October snowfall here in the northeast. Happy New Year, Melissa. May it bring you all the inspirational brush strokes you desire…..and many more commissions. 🙂 Loading... Reply melissabluefineart January 5, 2015 I’m so pleased the painting struck a chord with you, Steve. Thank you and may it bring inspiration and abundant success to you! Loading... Reply circadianreflections January 5, 2015 The colors are lovely. I almost missed the little bird: I’m glad I didn’t! Happy New Year to you and yours Melissa! You have enriched my life as well. xx Loading... Reply melissabluefineart January 5, 2015 Thank you Deborah! xo Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.