A Little Piece Of Nature

My wife has been way too nice to me as I’ve hobbled through life for the past few weeks.  I feel guilty about the burden I’ve placed upon her, but I’m grateful that she’s been there for me.  She’s very special.

A couple days ago she came home with a wad of nature in her hand.  She put it on the table and said, “I thought you might like to draw this.”  She is a sly one.  She knows I’ve been fighting motivation and energy levels but she also knows that when she gives me something I feel a compulsion to draw it.  She also knew that it would only remain draw-worthy for a couple days.

And so, I drew it.  I decided to skip pen hatching, one of my favorite things, and rely upon watercolor for shading and once again I demonstrated how little understanding of watercolor.  I should stick with pen (grin).

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  1. Kate says:

    This is lovely, Larry. The watercolor is very nicely done. Bless your sweet wife. Maybe playing with watercolor while you are laid up would be good… all that color. 😉

    • She’s pretty wonderful, Kate. I’m finding that to press through my fatigue I’ve got to stick with what I love most, which is moving a pen on paper. A lot of the experimentation I thought I was going to do just seems so hard right now 🙁

  2. Fay says:

    I love this. Glad you have a wife who knows how to motivate you! Keep sketching!

  3. Elva says:

    Smart wife! My mother put up a series of bluebird boxes, hoping my father would enjoy going for a hike just a little more. He was supposed to walk every day, but found it dull.

  4. Aarti says:

    This is lovely. Your understanding of watercolours is not bad. You should do it more often.