Daffodil – Colored Pencil

Today’s “botanical bright” is Daffodils! Now I’m really longing for spring.  Daffodils (Narcissus) really are true signs of spring. I get so excited once the snow melts and you can see the tips of their leaves sticking up out of the ground. Once that happens you know that spring has finally arrived.  I love toContinue reading “Daffodil – Colored Pencil”

Flowering Dogwood – Colored Pencil

Today I have a third piece for what I’m dubbing the “Botanical Brights” collection. I must have spring on my mind because today’s piece is Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida).  I love Dogwood trees because of their open, airy canopy. They are a perfect mid-sized tree in the landscape. Dogwoods grow fairly well here in theContinue reading “Flowering Dogwood – Colored Pencil”

Lily of the Valley – Colored Pencil

Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) has always been one of my favorite spring perennials. The sweet scent of it in the garden is especially fragrant in the early morning or evening. They spread pretty quickly via rhizomes in the soil and make a great groundcover for shady spots.  Fun fact – they are inContinue reading “Lily of the Valley – Colored Pencil”

Watercolor Gerbera Daisy Still Life

I was shopping the other day and I’m pretty sure this cute little Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) jumped into my cart all on its own. All of a sudden it was in there, I don’t know what happened.  Such a happy little sunny friend, guess it just had to come live we me. Once IContinue reading “Watercolor Gerbera Daisy Still Life”

Watercolor Sunset and Winter Trees

Tonight there was a beautiful sunset. Lots of orange and blue shades blended together. Today was a beautiful, sunny winter day and this afternoon was one of those warm, slanted light afternoons. I noticed today that the days are starting to get longer. A sign that spring is coming, slowly and awhile off… but weContinue reading “Watercolor Sunset and Winter Trees”

View From Ampersand Mountain, Watercolor and Pen

I created a mixed media piece today based on a photo I took during a hike in the Adirondacks. This is one of the views from Ampersand Mountain, which is located between Upper Saranac Lake and the actual town of Saranac Lake. The access to the trail is right across from Middle Saranac Lake. ThisContinue reading “View From Ampersand Mountain, Watercolor and Pen”