Elegant Pines of a Setting Sun Watercolor

Setting Sun Mild 59°F As the sun sets it casts an amber glow to everything it touches. The dried grasses blaze and pine boughs glisten. A radiant moment indeed. Friday I caught this moment and simplified it. Instead of painting every single thing in my view/picture, I painted what was necessary to capture the mood … Continue reading Elegant Pines of a Setting Sun Watercolor

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Magnolia Buds Lie in Wait Watercolor

To have patience. To lie in wait. This autumn magnolia tree already has it's buds ready for next spring. Why does this happen? The tree's buds are encased in a heavy fur scale, Soft on the outside with little silver hairs and extremely hard underneath protecting the tender bud. But why are we seeing buds … Continue reading Magnolia Buds Lie in Wait Watercolor

Autumn Fog Watercolor

50°F Fog Sitting before the clearing open land distant autumn trees array like wallpaper. Fog descends along with my thoughts. Something about the clearing allows the thoughts to linger. A heavy idle. As darkness falls regret whispers taunting me with should have dones. Agony makes warfare. I ask the Light for help. I whisper back … Continue reading Autumn Fog Watercolor

Autumn Rain 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

Autumn Begins Watercolor

And so it begins... Time cannot be undone. And the leaves cannot go back on the trees. But we can still move forward hand in hand with our Everlasting Father as He carries our hurts. Amen.

Autumn Harvest Watercolor

There are miracles in just about everything. For example, think of the growing process in which these gourds and pumpkin developed: From a small seed by which itself is useless, but with the right combination, a combination we cannot materialize with our own human hands....sunlight, oxygen, soil, rain, in just the right amounts... not too … Continue reading Autumn Harvest Watercolor

Rain and a Glimpse of Autumn Sketch

08-28-2016 (Sun) 88°F Rain. Beautiful rain. Straight down it was...no meandering, no skewing, no divergence, no wind. Tapping on leaves in trees creates a sound as if hundreds are clapping. My spirit is clapping. I try to hear splashes in the puddles but cannot. The clapping overtakes the moment and I get lost in the … Continue reading Rain and a Glimpse of Autumn Sketch

Weathered Nesting Box Watercolor

Weathered Shelter, the defense against elements. From scorch of sun to bite of frost; From blast of wind to deluge of cloudburst This haven worn by diligence, Protects. Nature does not relent, Sweet but fierce, Power by intent. Some say the signs are in the sky, I say it's from what's left behind. Weathered. This … Continue reading Weathered Nesting Box Watercolor

Rainy Autumn Morning 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

Autumn Dwarf Maple Watercolor Sketch

10-12-14 I go off track and sit in the middle of a plowed field, surrounded by golden tones. A slight cool breeze brings a delight to my senses. The earthen aroma doesn't depart like the breeze. I am thankful. Sitting here, I make peace with my anxious spirit. The trees calm me. The birds sing … Continue reading Autumn Dwarf Maple Watercolor Sketch