Bittersweet Nightshade Watercolor Sketch

I found this beautiful weed climbing on a friend's fence. Beautiful but rather toxic. While not as poisonous as its cousin, Deadly Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade should not be consumed. On this particular vine, the berries were in every stage of color. The berries start green and are most toxic during this state. Next, the berries … Continue reading Bittersweet Nightshade Watercolor Sketch

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Whatever is Lovely… Dwell on These Things – watercolor

In light of recent abhorrent events in the United States, one can find themselves in a state of disbelief, sorrow, confusion, and have a slew of unanswered questions. The answer to the question why, may never come. Violence never solved a thing and it never will. When current events get me down, I hear the … Continue reading Whatever is Lovely… Dwell on These Things – watercolor

String of Diamonds Watercolor

Did you ever hear someone groan when it started to rain? "Oh MAN!" They might sigh, "Why does it have to rain? It messes up my day. I hate rain." Oh, but the beauty! So gentle, so rare.....if you look for it. See past the sunless gray sky. See past the soggy ground. See past … Continue reading String of Diamonds Watercolor

Encouraging Watercolor Giveaway

Do you feel like sometimes you just need a little encouragement to get through the day? Me too. When I'm in nature, all I need to do is sit in creation and soak it in. During that time, my charge cord is plugged in and within a matter of minutes I'm full. Look what scripture … Continue reading Encouraging Watercolor Giveaway

Tangled Watercolor

The cemetery guaranteed a quiet visit. I parked on the side of the road and found myself under a tangled web of branches. One tree overlaps knotting and twisting, melting into the adjacent, interlaced in the air. Icy twigs clank in the brisk gust. Is it the sound of chaos? No. Look on the horizon. … Continue reading Tangled Watercolor

Merry Christmas Pine – Free Artwork

Winter Music An overnight storm blankets the earth and covers each bough, each twig, But midday sun breaks snow's grip. As dollops of ice and snow slide off, Lower branches become chords to this tree harp. Various high pitched chimes ring in the frosty air. I let the crystal notes swirl. I am pine's biggest … Continue reading Merry Christmas Pine – Free Artwork

Melting Snow at Crabapple Lake Watercolor

Crabapple Lake Morton Arboretum Lisle, IL The midday sun did its best to melt the snow, But only the hilltops relented, exposing green of grass. Did remaining snow call in clouds for help? Thaw on pause... For now. The day before Thanksgiving my workplace closed early, giving me the opportunity to steal some sketch time. … Continue reading Melting Snow at Crabapple Lake Watercolor

Tiny Tree Frog Watercolor

A hard rain unleashed in a matter of seconds. Suddenly the ground was moving with what I thought were crickets. I bent my giant monster frame down to the ground and behold, my eyes widened like saucers when I recognized tiny tree frogs. Whooooooooooh. I'm always searching for frogs. I used to monitor them at … Continue reading Tiny Tree Frog Watercolor

Robin’s Miracle Watercolor Sketch

Amazing work, that's done by hand less wonders. So graceful the bed which to incubate life. I'm in awe. This nest was built on my friend's gutter right by her front door. She has a mirror that looks like a dentist's tool, which she used to see what was in the nest when mom and … Continue reading Robin’s Miracle Watercolor Sketch

Dark Night of the Soul Watercolor Sketch

Have you ever gone through a dark time? Maybe you know why you are feeling down, because there is a specific problem in your life, or maybe, you have absolutely no clue why you are feeling down. Day after day, something just isn't right. It hurts and you can't fix it. If I asked you, … Continue reading Dark Night of the Soul Watercolor Sketch