Spears Woods Watercolor

Banded Together in Defence of Natural Places - watercolor

11-21-10 (Sunday)
55°F   low clouds, rain
Spears Woods

Heavy clouds are so low, I can’t tell where the distant tree tops end and where the sky begins. It is mild and raining. The rain makes a wonderful tap, tap, tap, sound on my rain coat which is amplified under my hood.

The wet earth creates an aroma pleasant to my nose. I find myself taking many deep breaths trying to capture that scent. I wouldn’t trade this day for any sunny day in all the world, as I would miss out on the blessings of precipitation.

Several blue jays shout back and forth and reminds me of the crow’s, “CAW!” They only stop when I try to record them. Figures.

I see four trees standing alone, side by side at the beginning of a field. They remind me of soldiers banded together, protecting the land. These trees have nothing to fear in the midst of a forest preserve, however others are not so lucky, they might need our help to protect them.

Spears Woods photo

The original watercolor is available for purchase:

“Banded Together in Defence of Natural Places”
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  1. Nice work on the painting. I finally got my stuff out and assembled in one place, more or less, but I have yet to painting anything. I will after our Thanksgiving Day dinner.

  2. I am always amazed at how you can take a simple scene and make a wonderful watercolor out of it. I finally got my sketchbook out the other day and did a few sketches. That’s a start.

  3. Oldmanlincoln: Way to go!!! That’s a giant step in the right direction! I hope you were able to get your painting done and if not don’t worry, there is always tomorrow! Good job, don’t stop 😀

    Linda: Thank you, it was much fun!

    Joan: I’m soooo happy for you! That’s a wonderful start to a beautiful sketchbook! You can do it!!!

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