Saturday, June 20, 2020

Watercolors: Trees, Trees and More Trees

I had always considered myself a city girl who adores the country - especially forest lands. But with the pandemic that has me trapped in a distant neighborhood of NYC with no access to woodland, I feel like my love of the urban environment has plummeted while my need for nature grows with each passing day. This is part one of a series of blog posts featuring my pastoral watercolors. (Prints are all available for purchase. Contact me for more information.) For those who are sheltering or in some sort of lockdown in these pandemic days, perhaps these scenes will satisfy your wanderlust or act as a much needed stress reducer.

Trees have always been one of my favorite subjects, whether in my photography or paintings. But, now, I’m missing forests and woodland more than anything else.

These scenes are all inspired by my round-the-world travels.

I’m longing for the day when I can again walk through dense forests dappled with sun

I never tire of trees. Each has a distinctive personality. And each radiates a sense of calm. If I could transport myself somewhere right now, it would definitely be a forest, specifically the woodlands along the Camino dos Faros in Galicia, Spain that I had hiked. This painting of mine (below) reminds me of those forests.