Winter Roads

 I'm getting paintings together for a winter show at the Spiral Press cafe in Manchester, VT and have been struggling to find a cohesive theme. But shorter days and cocooning are helping me find it.You'd think the snow-covered mountains would provide obvious inspiration, but I'm an odd duck and it's the mud and bare trees that get my brush going. There's something inspirational in the cocooning too - not explosive like geysers and volcanos but soothing.  Right now, soothing is just what is needed.