Monthly Archives: March 2014

Radnor Lake Watercolor Sketch – Tennessee

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Vacation Time!!!
Oh Boy!
I recently had the chance to visit beautiful Nashville, TN, where there are green things growing and nothing is frozen! Yaaaaaaaayyyyyy! Holy Cow…this has been such a brutal winter in Chicago that I forgot what grass looks like. Really!

This sketch is of Radnor Lake, which is about 15 mins from downtown Nashville. Despite the cold look of the sketch (it was cloudy), the temperature in the morning was around 60°F…perfect for this frozen Chicagoan!

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Here is a photo. This lake is surrounded by beautiful hills with tree scalloped edges. That’s just mouth watering to me because I come from the flattest state ever! What had me in awe was the different shades of blue for each distant hill. Just amazing!

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And look who accompanied me on my hike…. wild turkey!!!!! Can you see him? There were 3 and it looked like 2 males chasing a female. She wasn’t too happy though! Hahaha

Hope you enjoyed this little getaway. More Tennessee sketches to come!

Hold on folks….spring is on its way!

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Tender Devotion Watercolor – Winter Tree

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The light changes
and you catch yourself holding your breath.

A fiery glow in the horizon…enthralling.

Its ending presentation
a hot display
quietly
turns into a mauve hush.

Oh quickly went the dusk
that took my tender devotion;
Can we meet again tomorrow?

Over the weekend my intent was to be in the woods. As the day progressed other needs won my attention, not willingly though. As the hours passed, at one point I should have just jumped in the car and left but I couldn’t for the life of me. I don’t know why. I sometimes get like that. It’s like I was stuck. Discouraged, I said a prayer.

Just then as I looked out my window and the most beautiful winter sunset was a glow behind some trees.

God brought the nature to me. And I really needed that. This painting was done from my living room. God is good. His love endures forever!

If you would like a print or greeting card of Tender Devotion click here.