The chilled air is moist in the deep dark forest. The trail is lengthy and all you see are trees, but then you start to hear a sound…. You stop walking to hear it louder. Is that a trickle? You start walking again except your steps are quicker, happier. Then you discover it! A forest gem, a waterfall deep in the dark woods.
I LOVE WHEN THIS HAPPENS!!!
Shhhhhh…sorry! I’m shouting! Be quiet because there’s a chorus of birdsong which echos on the cavern walls. Oh the beautiful sounds of bird chorus and a waterfall melody!!
This was the scene a few months ago at Matthiessen State Park. It took me this long to paint from my picture. It has been a busy summer.
I hope you find a gem on your hike as well!
Happy Hiking and Sketching!!!
I love this painting!! Looks so peaceful!! Have you ever gone to Rockford to Anderson Japanese Gardens? I visited there last month and took a million pictures!! You would love all the painting opportunities there. It is so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift with us!
Rita, thank you! I would love to visit Anderson Japanese Gardens. I’ve never heard of that place but will have to schedule a visit. Thank you sooooo much for the suggestion!!
Thanks Gene, you’re so kind!
Your painting is filled up with tranquility.
It overflows with stillness … can feel the woods holding its breath
Beautiful words…”holding its breath”…wow! Thanks Gene!
Many thank you’s! I was actually surprised at how it turned out…better than I thought.
Lovely, you captured the scene beautifully.
Thank you, Mary! 🙂
Would you ever consider giving a step by step instruction post[s], on how you choose your colours/ mixes etc.it would be lovely for us to follow your instructions and see how we get on.
Oh, I’ve just read your Menu and found the “Learn How” posts!
Thank you so much for this…. xxx
I hope the demonstrations help you! Have fun and enjoy!
Thank you for the kind words!
this is so lovely and beautiful. Your description tells it perfectly but the painting says it all. Love that white water with the bright light behind the dark. Very nice
Thank you! Love your name…..New Mexico Mountain Girl! Your scenery must be divine!!! Thanks for the kind words.
ps found you on the feed for watercolor painting
So gorgeous! I love those “hiking gems,” and reading your words documenting your discovery was fun. 🙂
Thanks Mary Anne!! I enjoy your adventures in Alaska through your site!!