Thursday, February 25, 2010


Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)
This part of Brittany does not suffer from excessive snow, yet we have seen plenty of snow fall this winter leaving us with white dangerous roads. Now we have howling winds and rain, closed petrol stations (a strike) and winter is becoming a little tiresome! Still to cheer myself I have been playing with paint and doodling with pencils, any pictures in magazines that inspire me are thrown into a box so I can sit and sketch while cooking dinner.

I recently joined a new forum for artists, photographers, writers, musicians, it is called Total Art Soul and if you are that way inclined do check it out. On a wintery theme here is a painting I did for Illustration Friday, not far from our woodburner.


Fun with frozen puddles the chilled photographer, I must say that I prefer it to all this rain!

~ The Beast ~
Frozen and then never seen again

Hope all is well where you are, and that you can beat the winter blues!

To have the blues is ~ avoir le cafard. (Cafard is actually cockroach)!!!


LadyFi said...

LOL ... to have a cockroach... what a great expression for having the blues. And I'm intrigued.. you can cook dinner and sketch at the same time? Amazing!

Carol said...

They are beautiful!! I love your paintings!!

Hey, you know what we should do...swap...I'll swap one of mine for one of yours. What do you think?

C x

French Fancy said...

thanks for my new phrase (which I actually hope I won't have recourse to use).

Re the petrol strike - after I read about it on an expat forum I shot off to our local garage where a kindly woman saves me getting petrol over my hands. She said she didn't know what all the fuss was about - the tankers had arrived like normal. She said it had been all the Brits rushing to her that morning - what a surprise!

I love that painting of yours - I'm so glad you are choosing to feature them more and more.

How is the car doing?


Great artworks as always Blu. Will go and check out the link. Thanks TFx

Threadspider said...

What a magnificent blue beast! And a very interesting link too. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.

Ken Devine said...

I checked the link but forgot to leave a comment here.
Like FF, I'm glad you are featuring more of your art.

I still have the winter blues. Not long now.

Dave Jones said...

Hi Blu. I am a regular reader of the blog, but I'm afraid a poor responder. I felt the need to stick up for the winter; I like the winter as its time to harvest wood for carving. winter harvested wood has less sap and therefore takes less time to dry. I love the cold on my face when walking the dog and a warm coffee when we stop to look for sphaeroblasts and fallen timber.

As always the pictures are great.

Regards Dave

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Blue cockroaches? Well, That's different.

Lynn said...

Amazing artwork. I LOVE "Wilderness", it brings out emotion in me.