…Is it spring, is it morning?
Are there trees near you
and does your own soul need comforting?
Quick, then – open the door and fly on your heavy feet; the song
may already be drifting away.
~from “Such Singing in the Wild Branches” by Mary Oliver
…so I could make another outdoor sketch! 🙂
I tried to get a little closer to reality with this sketch, as opposed to the last one. I still need to learn about artistic license, details to delete, and tons of other things, but I’m really enjoying working outdoors.
I’m loving the swing out back for this, because the tree gives me lots of shade on warm afternoons, and the swing arms are great holders for my water jar. Working from that little Cotman travel palette is great, because you don’t have all that many colors to choose from, so you have to get creative to get a variety of greens, for example. I’m finding that to be a good exercise. One of the things I really love about watercolor is mixing colors.
I managed to scare away two little bunnies upon my arrival, but maybe they’ll hop on by again tomorrow for a visit. Yes, Monday is here in reality, but we can always conjure Friday in our minds to keep a smile brewing and that tailfeather moving! Have a beautiful spring week, and I hope you go make something today. Peace.