Tag: tree

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….

Summer Vitality Watercolor

I’m having a difficult time feeling as alive as summer does. That’s as honest as the sun is hot. I sit in amazement watching bright yellow American Goldfinches flit from purple thistle to purple thistle, always singing a cheery tune. I notice insects scampering…

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…

Roots Exposed Watercolor

Craving some en plein air instead of painting from a picture, I headed out on what seemed a mild day. But that wind…. That deceiving wind has a way of gnawing at your bones until you say, “I give.” I brought my camping chair…

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…

Sycamore Stands Alone Winter Watercolor Sketch

Oh Winter Sycamore~ Your camouflage skin failed. You grew it in vain. Against the black of pine, you radiate in contrast. But I like that unlikeness about you, your nonconformity… Don’t hide it. Be distinct. It’s your calling. The sycamore tree has a very…

Snowy Winter Tree

Snow covers and mutes evening. Hush at dusk. Just when colors awake. Have you ever noticed that colors in the landscape come alive just before dark? Or how quiet it gets right after it snows? Oh the JOYS of winter! I never outgrew the…