Today this tree is covered in white. It looks nothing like this painting. Perhaps there are a few less leaves as well after a gusty winter storm arrived in Chicago yesterday. It is perceived differently today than it was when it was not dressed in white, sporting gorgeous colors. But it is the same tree. … Continue reading Before the Snow Autumn Tree Watercolor
51°F Overcast, windy, rain. A hawk cry rings out under the heavy damp air. A red squirrel sits to peel the outer layer of a nut, unaffected by the rain. An intruder approaches... another red squirrel. This invasion results in a quick chase around the tree and an angry fast flicker of the tail. The … Continue reading Autumn Rain Watercolor
Raindrops pummeling onto the concrete outside my window awakens me from a deep sleep. My eyes open, but I do not want to move. This time is to be treasured. I will not let that voice which asks, "What time is it?", steal this moment. I will not let my cell phone sitting on the … Continue reading Rainy Autumn Morning Watercolor
Vulnerable. There's a certain beauty in the unveiling. The wind, like a sculptor, carves here and there. Which leaves shall He choose? The ones that need it first. He knows what He's doing, to refine and to try. Don't stop the progress. Just like an autumn tree reveals its structure, its true character, so do … Continue reading Beauty in Unveiling Watercolor
There's something about a black autumn sky behind brilliant leaves. I love when menacing clouds gather, they seem to illuminate the trees and turn them on....just like a light switch! That special treat is exactly what I experienced at my friend Alanna's house recently. A very short but intense storm swept through with many lightning … Continue reading Autumn Thunderstorm and Tree Sketch
Against the blackened sky The autumn leaves illuminate while Raindrops pelt, weighing heavy, Until the struggle is no more... then A descending swirl - the last dance. Getting swept up in the season last night, I made this sketch. When my daughter came home she yelled, "I HATE THIS WEATHER!" Then slammed the door. "Funny..." … Continue reading Autumn Storm at Night Sketch
Do you remember my hike at Bullfrog Lake after an intense but brief storm? Well, one tree in particular caught my eye. It is a tree which possesses such character, that it stops you dead in your tracts. It catches you staring at it for several minutes straight, like a bad behavior...but it doesn't mind, for it … Continue reading Let’s Paint Storm Over Autumn Tree!