©2015 Joy Makon. Not to be reproduced without permission.

Only Two Sweaters Today

Prospect Park after yet another snowfall

Tuesday’s storm qualified as perfection. It wasn’t brutally cold, as it is today, so I got to go out in it while the last flakes were falling. The sky cleared up to a great cobalt blue and the park was weekday quiet. Cross-country skiers made a few paths, but the snow remained relatively untrampled and nicely photogenic. “Only Two Sweaters Today”—done in two days instead of the usual two weeks—was just the simpler kind of subject that suits me fine right now. If I was really open to challenges, I’d go paint outside. I’ve been reading about plein-air painters who create watercolors using the frozen crystals that form on the paper in the cold, or the ones that sit in their cars and paint scenes. Now that is dedication—but not for this carless New Yorker.

February 2015
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 10.5″ x 14″

This entry was published on February 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm. It’s filed under Home, landscape, Prospect Park, watercolor, winter and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

9 thoughts on “Only Two Sweaters Today

  1. Once again, thought this was a photo at first on the screen view. Really magnificent; I just love your work.

    • Joy Makon on said:

      You’ve made my day @createarteveryday. thank you for your kind words.

      • It’s so fresh and lovely! You make winter so beautiful. I love the sky, the trees, and how you capture snow, and the tracks in it. Just everything about it; it’s lovely. Thanks for sharing your work! Maybe I’ll have something beautiful to share in watercolor one day.

  2. Sharman Yoffie-Sidman on said:

    Joy, once again your painting has blown us away! Beautiful. Alan loved your painting too, and he sends his love with mine,


  3. Ah, no one paints the park like you do. You make it even more beautiful!

  4. Oh my goodness, no sitting in the cold for me! Beautiful snow scene, Joy. Those little figures in the distance are a nice touch!

  5. Gorgeous watercolor. I love your style. So well done!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: