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Christmas at My House

Christmas
Christmas at My House 1/1/06

Here's a Christmas picture to round out what turned out to be a pretty nice holiday around the house.

 

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Lake Monona on a Rainy December Day

Rainy Lake
Lake Monona on a Rainy December Day

Another day driving off in the morning thinking I'll go somewhere to paint and winding up two blocks from my house, struck by the view of the lake on this particular day. I only had an hour and a half until the day cleared and it was too bright to keep going. Sitting in my car is not my favorite way to work, but today it worked out great. My Bracketron holder lets me hang the iPad from the top of the steering wheel right in front of me.

 

Gray Day on Atwood

Gray Day

It took three different gray days to finish this picture. The first day it was raining, so I chose this subject because I could stand in a bus shelter. The value of making a gray day picture is it gets you thinking what exactly makes a gray day. Dark, obviously, but also less difference between light and dark, and less intense color. I cheated here—no way were the actual green, orange, and brown as vivid as this.
Gray Day on Atwood 12/8/15