Not the hills (actually mountains) in the background caught my attention first, but the tree in the foreground.
Posted this tree on my old Blogspot blog, but why I saw this tree uberhaupt, was because I was looking at the hills beyond.
How something damaged can be so beautiful! I love this tree!
It also reminds me how God can love me/us when we are
so imperfect, addicted, bad attitudes, you name it.
A sharpened the contrast in Photoshop to make it easier to finish the painting,
as well as for Mandarin Orange and Orange Friday
The back row of these hills, so cutely formed like plum pudding! I immediately knew I wanted to paint this view.
Every time I started painting though, the sky darkened and the wind got colder, just before big raindrops fell on my watercolor paper for the daily shower.
The sky became much darker than this (that’s when a painter protects her painting, instead of grabbing the camera, lol)
Within 15 minutes of rain, temps dropped 30 degrees (I checked the temps in the car, because shivering Miss Unprepared was in shorts, grabbing anything to cover herself). There’s nothing Moderate about Utah!
Eventually I did get the view on paper. Am jazzed when kids of elementary school age keep looking. To them I’m just any other old woman, so my painting must intrigue them.
One time 2 little girls stopped and kept quietly standing behind me (when are little girls quiet??). I asked them where they were from (I heard them talking in something like German, but not quite…? Later on I discovered it was a dialect).
I could tell they understood me, but they were for a loss of words.
When their dad came, he asked me in perfect English what I wanted to know. After I told him, he asked his girls. When they couldn’t come up with anything, he finally said in German, “Der Schweiz” (which is Switserland). The girls rolled their eyes at their inability to remember the German nor the English word.
Not quite satisfied with how the colors in the pic came out, so this is an approximate of the rendition in watercolor
Little flowers like these can be so hidden, but the one who keeps looking, eventually will grasp the brightness of the treasure.
Like the end of this story.
when they left, I overheard the 11 year old say to her 8 year old sister, “So wunderbar, nah?” which means, so wonderful, eh?
That made my day more memorable than if anyone famous would have said that!
Don’t underestimate how your skill (in whatever it is) can make someone else happy!
Thanks to All the Hosts
Travel Photo * Mandarin Orange * Blue Monday *
Our World * Nature Notes * Blo-Ma *
ABC – M * Outdoor Wednesday *
Alphabe – U * Little Things * Up down View * Share the Joy *
Sky Watch * Floral Friday Fotos * Fri Photo Journal * Orange TGIF
* Todays Flowers * Blooming Friday * Pink Saturday * Maleviks Rosen *