Determined Heart Watercolor Dolphin

Check out my newest painting, Determined Heart. I wanted to try something different so instead of painting flowers and birds, I went with this beach seen. It is somewhat surrealistic since the dolphin looks like he is coming out of the glass bottle. It has been so cold here in MA so I needed a beach scenery. ūüėȬ†20161220_133841

The original is for sale in my Etsy Shop

 

A Brush With Nature: Plein Air Painting

 

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Me, painting with nature where I belong. ūüôā

The term plein air derived from a french phrase, en plein air, which means, “in the open air.” It’s used to describe the act of painting outside. On Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity to paint with nature at Sydney Yates Flatwoods. Continue reading

Joyful Friend

The other day I was photographing my art on the porch when I unexpectedly saw the most beautiful butterfly. It was so lovely watching it dance around the stairs. I couldn’t look away, I didn’t want to miss a thing. When it rested on my long cobalt skirt, my soul filled with joy and pure bliss. The colors were spectacular! I even got a chance to gently pet it’s wings. Since this moment brought a huge smile to my face, I had to capture it with a paint brush and savior it!

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Life is all about savoring moments like this. The following day, I saw the same butterfly across the street from my apartment. It was a pleasant surprise to encounter such beauty once more.

Enjoy this little poem that fits perfectly with this painting. ūüôā

A butterfly came into my room

And the drab walls began to bloom

It lent colours on its wings

Even to my most mundane things

I felt rainbows spouting all around

And also heard a strange and faint sound

Was it the whisper of that butterfly

Conveying a message from the yonder sky?

It flew away to become a dot of a bliss

Yet I felt its parting kiss

It has gone but I still hear

Its mysterious song in my ear.

‚ÄĒ Author Unknown

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