Scrawny Pine Watercolor Sketch


The section of park that grows wild and free gets my attention. Meandering through the field, I’m delighted by a strong sweet fragrance.

The highway noise in the background is still prevalent…it is only one mile away you see, but that’s okay, I can tune it out. I can leave that concrete jungle behind and drown myself in nature. I anxiously so want to immerse myself.

I sit in front of an awkward pine and take in the moment slowly. There is a very loud cricket near me and he keeps me company.

Suddenly, a herd of wrens surround me, protesting sharply at my presents. Each one shouting loudly at the same time. But they are gracious and after a few minutes they let me be.

Thank you wrens.



  1. I am sitting in a concrete jungle in Sacramento waiting for jury duty. I appreciate this peek into the beauty of nature. Pines are my very favorite trees. Your painting is lovely.

    1. OH KAREN! My sympathies go out to you!!!! I hope you don’t get picked….unless you like that sort of thing that is. Good luck! Try to close your eyes…picture a grove of pines, smell that sweet scent, and hear the birds sing. 😀

  2. I do enjoy receiving your paintings, this one is lovely, and you have a very gentle way of talking about your faith. I love nature too and I’ve written a book which, I hope, does a similar thing. It’s not a Christian book, it’s fiction, but my faith runs all the way through it. If you’re a reader, perhaps you’d like to take a look 🙂 Thanks again for your paintings (and thoughts) God Bless

    Rona x————————————————————————If you enjoy reading, why not try my new book, Star’s Awakening (Book One of the Lightkeepers series)

    Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:20:26 +0000 To:

  3. You sure do know how to find beauty everywhere and to make every piece of nature beautiful! Thank you for a lovely post.

  4. You have such a talent for “digging up” the beauty in simple scenes and recreating it in a fresh way. And I love the way you are able to find peaceful natural surroundings in the middle of your city!

  5. Since I did not have a computer for sometime I have not been to your blog for sometime now and I must say your watercolor painting has really gotten good not that it wasn’t then your trees are beautiful your folidge is wonderful I though have trouble so if you still do how to. Videoed have one on the brush work you do for folidge.glad to be back look forward to your nature walk video and painting.
    Hope all is well,

    1. Hi Linda! Welcome back! Thanks for the warm words…I do appreciate. I will try to do more videos. I would really love to….it’s time that escapes me! Glad to hear from you and I hope you are doing well too. 😀

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