Out into the woods

Our trusty steeds carried us

The first spring trail ride.

Art Prescription: What fun to go out into the woods on horseback! That’s Finn’s head.

I worked the shadows on my hydrangeas.

Migration of birds

Black crackles pass through screeching

Hummers wait their turn.

Art Prescription: Working on this same theme for a commission. Final will be 24 x 48, so getting proportions right is a challenge.

Watercolor on paper:

Each flower placed with

An intention for wellness

Prayer with nature.

Art Prescription: Today’s art is a Nature mandala.

Two by two they build

Twigs, lichen, moss, and feathers

Pairs of nesting birds.

Art Prescription: Bird’s nests amaze me.

Forest awakens

Redbuds bloom pink and dark red

Dogwoods glow with white.

Art Prescription: I “coached” a class at the North Carolina Botanical Garden today on spring trees. I say coached because I’m coaching individual muses. We had fun!

Here is my demo piece where I was showing different techniques:

And here is my worked piece where I went back into the painting and added some depth. Is she done? Fun to be spontaneous!

Sweet Doc enjoying the spring grass!

Flower to flower

Pollinators begin dance

Across meadow blooms.

Art Prescription: Calling all pollinators: ants, bees, beetles, moths, and butterflies! Now is your season!