Monday, November 30, 2015

Philadelphia's Winter Light

Wolf Kahn, Silver Foliage, 1997
I saw it today -- that silvery, gray light I know only to be winter in this city.  I woke up and instead of that little bit of warmth, that orangey yellow of fall and leaves reflecting back into the atmosphere, it was the cool light that pierces through empty branches.  Bittersweet feeling.  It's the best painting light to me but the reminder of a long season ahead. 

Nicolas de Stael, details unknown

 I have a feeling soon the nights will be looking like this:

Paul Metrinko, details unknown


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