Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Ten Minute Challenge

After being under the weather for the past few days, it was really nice to be painting again today.  And the Daily Paintworks weekly challenge seemed like the perfect exercise. 

It has been snowy and cold here today.  After last night's howling winds and blowing snow, we have 3-foot drifts in our yard, and a landscape painted in white.  My husband went out early this AM to clean our walkways, and he thoughtfully cleared a little path in the yard for our dachshund.  Rodeo, however, would have nothing to do with it.  He preferred to run and jump through the drifts...blazing his own trail through the freshly fallen snow.  Animals are so smart, aren't they?  They instinctively know to seize the moment.

I hope your week is off to a great beginning, everyone.  Stay warm!  And take time to run through the drifts.


Linda K. Nickles said...

Darla, great job! These apples are really good . . . nice color combination on the background also.

Darla McDowell said...

Thanks, Linda! It was an interesting exercise. I will definitely try it again.