Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Winter Sunshine" by Walter J. Phillips

I first wrote about Walter J. Phillips in this 2013 post. You can read all about this Canadian pioneer of color woodblock printmaking on his Wikipedia page. Phillips especially has so many great winter prints. I wrote about his Tree Shadows In Snow last year. Here is another winter gem.

I peek out at this scene of winter's stronghold. Streams of inky blue shadows puddle and bleed across the otherwise undisturbed snow. Barren branches reach up into the hallow sky, grabbing hold of my window's frame. No heat from the sun can penetrate the chilled air, and yet these trees are lit on fire.

I know it is cold, so please, take my hand and let's dance!