Sunday Afternoon


I think it’s interesting how the wind carves the snow like it does the sands at a beach.  It creates some interesting waves in the snow.  I also like how one has a better view of the shadows that the sun creates.  They are so much more visible when the snow is laying on the ground and I think it casts some interesting patterns.  Maybe it’s just me.

If you must know, I have a little over a foot of snow covering the ground around my place.  That and we’ve had some bitter cold temps here this weekend.  It made for a rather chilly snow removal effort when I cleared the drive this morning.  But we refilled the bird bath and cleared the snow from the bird feeders so the birds could feed.  I find it interesting how the water freezes partially in the bird bath even tho it’s heated.

Anywho, we’ll continue to hunker down while we experience these single digit temperature days.  One more day down.  One more day closer to Spring.

Art Sunday #160: Georges Seurat – Le Chahut


Le Chahut (English: The Can-can) is a Neo-Impressionist painting by Georges Seurat, dated 1889-90. It was first exhibited at the 1890 Salon de la Société des Artistes Indépendants (titled Chahut, cat. no. 726) in Paris, where it eclipsed other works. Chahut became the prime target of art critics, and was widely discussed among Symbolist critics.

Le Chahut is an oil painting on canvas measuring 170 by 141 cm (67 x 55 in). Seurat employed a Divisionist style, with pointillist dots of color. The work is dominated by a color scheme that tends toward the red end of the spectrum, of earth tones that draw from a palette of browns, tans, warm grays, and blues, interspersed with not just the primary colors (reds and yellows), nor even with the six principal colors, but with eighteen mixtures on his palette prior to application on the canvas (any of which could be mixed with white).[1] A deeper blue border painted around the edge of the canvas culminates in a shallow arch on the upper edge.