The air is sweet green. It has been raining for two days and while most are scoffing, I welcome the rest. A steady downpour puts me in a trance without me even realizing it. I stare at strings of rain like crystal beads against the dark of pine. Beating rain pelting the ground is rhythmic … Continue reading Soaked Pine Watercolor
There is something sad about this incomplete pine. Or maybe it's not sad at all, but I'm looking through sad eyes. I'm still processing the loss of a friend and I'm not going to lie, it does not get better with time. Especially when I pick up a paint brush and do the very thing … Continue reading Incomplete Pine Watercolor
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
16°F with a windchill of 2°F Sunny Windy The sun paints pines with toasty colors, But does nothing to the raw wind. The steady wind numbs. And pine needles shave the ice. I love warm colors in the wintertime. You especially see it right before or during sunset... the sun casts yellow, orange, and pinks … Continue reading Frigid Sun Kissed Pines Watercolor Sketch
Okay Folks, the Holidays are over and this is a brand new year with bright brand new beginnings. So lets get crack-a-lackin' and get serious about our artwork! Today we will learn how to paint a pine tree with soft pastels.... Here is my reference photo. This photo was taken at the Morton Arboretum in … Continue reading Let’s Paint Sun and Shadow Pine!
As the sun peeks out from the clouds, the snow is transformed into glitter. Glitter, literally. It is falling soft and slow, straight down for there is no wind. A calm hush prevails. It is a very holy moment. As I sketch this scene from my window, a foreclosed house is in my view. There is … Continue reading Glitter Falling Snow watercolor sketch