ALL SEASONS – End February -Begin March

allseasonswidgetsunset_4269-copy-copy Hello SEASONS bloggers,

Wasn’t it fun to have an anniversary?  Enjoyed the variety of your blog posts, and the care you take to make it a great post!

I enjoyed reading them so much, and getting to know parts of the world and areas and countries where I haven’t been yet, such as Germany, Poland, Hungary, India, New Zealand, Australia, but also several states, like Wisconsin, Virginia, etc. Hope you visit some other parts of the world too:):)



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Took this impromptu pic with the Ipad, but put it in photoshop for some editions – diffused gloss, glass, reduced much of the contrast.




One of those weird days! Last two weeks I thought spring was coming with 50 degree F weather. Even though rainy, flower  bulbs started peeking their heads above the ground… but on Thursday we went in one day from 50 to 25 degrees F!
Meaning from sun to cloudy, trickles of rain. Suddenly hail. After half hour or so, wet snow? Around 4:30 in the afternoon, more … and it kept coming … coming …next still lays on the deck!

California was for many years in  a drought, borrowing water from other states. Now the drought is over, there have been several floods where hundreds of people had to be evacuated. ( the Southern part, and close to San Francisco).





Since hubby finished one cabinet for my paintings, I have been transporting my paintings from the house into the studio, and saw all these unfinished ones …





This view is one from Utah, Bryce Canon. Started on a plein air of the right side (you see above). Even though the sun was shining most of the time, close to 9000 feet it was very windy and chilly. After a few times when the canvas almost blew out of my hand, and the oil paint drying too fast, I stopped.






Oil, 12 x 16 inch, Sunrise Mountains Kingdoms , ©St Germain

Impossible to capture the whole view on such a small canvas, so I left off some areas. My first strong impression was it looked like “the kingdoms on earth,” so these parts I featured.
The photo shows the trees are further out, but I shortened the distance to frame this snapshot of our vacation/holiday:)

The month of February has been filled with several unfinished paintings like these, and my living room smells like paint:)






Taken a week ago. Hope it will look like this again this coming week!


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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Mascha says:

    Beautiful painting! Seems, winter is still not over, with us the same…
    I have photos of our steam railway today, made them on Valentine’s Day, as I was going to our date and must wait by the fence…

  2. Praying for all those families who have been displaced. Sadly, I feel so much attention has been brought to Trump and not enough to the flood. I gather many probably have no idea what is going on in California right now. So devastating.

  3. Carol says:

    Praying for those experiencing the floods. Florida also can go from drought to floods. Your paintings are beautiful as are your photos. Hope you have a beautiful day!

  4. jMo says:

    The weather in CA is nuts, but I bet people will still welcome water after so many years of drought. Too bad it’s so extreme. I think we had a very similar last few days. On Wednesday it was 72˚ and then it hailed and snowed. Hey, J. are we turning into old ladies talking about the weather like we do, hahaha.
    I love your paintings, especially the unfinished one (it looks finished to me). And really digging the last photo with what looks like a big ol’ nest in the tree.

  5. bettyl - NZ says:

    Your paintings are just terrific, you are so talented! As for the weather, I long for the days when you could rely on winter being winter and summer being summer–but, now we have to take what we get!

  6. Klara S says:

    Hi, Jesh. Sorry to hear about problems in CA. My thoughts are with all families affected by drought…
    I love your paintings, even the unfinished one. Also background in the first picture looks like from ‘Chronicles od Narnia’. So picturesque. Have a good week.

  7. Luna Park says:

    We have been having odd, punishing weather in Australia too, Jesh, so I can fully sympathise with you. Wonderful shots and paintings!
    Thanks for hosting.

  8. Tropical says:

    PS: Sending some warm, tropical thoughts.

  9. Mitzi says:

    OOOh…that tree….love…love…love! And I adore your impromptu pic!

  10. Wonderful paintings. The weather this year has definitely been unpredictable! I’m glad that California is out of a drought, but sorry to see that it’s gone the opposite way with flooding and displacement.

  11. jesh stg says:

    Those photo edits were very kind to my face …haha … wished I still would look that way (ssshhh). In my teens I painted two things: faces and trees. Probably drove my parents crazy, with sketching everywhere there was a blank “space” including the wall paper:):)

  12. jesh stg says:

    Thank you – painting is part of my identity. So true, I guess that sometimes we pray for things and have no idea what the consequences will be! They neglected taking care of the dams, and we are now saddled with the results. Thanks for looking me up! Will visit you later in the week:)

  13. When I saw your selfie I thought, “split personality!”. 🙂

    Your painting of the mesa is gorgeous, and that curvy country road would be a beautiful painting as well.

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  14. jesh stg says:

    I though my split personality looked better in the pic:) Thank you Deborah!

  15. Sorry to be so late in posting — I had a very busy weekend and am getting too old to stay up late to catch up. I really do appreciate your hosting All Seasons — your meme really fits well with the kind of posts I write. Thank you. Your paintings are so beautiful — we just loved Bryce and Zion and I hope we get to go back there someday. So many beautiful places!

  16. Sharon says:

    You are so talented! I love the photo of Bryce. I’ve been to Zion but didn’t get to Bryce, and it is on my bucket list for sure. Thank you for hosting this link party, one year and beyond!

  17. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Sharon! Love hosting SEASONS:) Bryce is easier to get around, since you can drive up to the main points, but Zion has so much more variation!

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