No Place Like Home

I haven’t left my yard yet.  I hope to venture out into the neighborhood very soon, but goodness, with beauty like this, just feet from my front door, I could hang out here for a good long while and paint and paint and be quite content.  As I go on my morning walks I see so much I want to get down on paper, to share with you the beauty.  I seem to be “hypersensitive to the beauty around me” these days.  (That quote is from John Denver…one of my all-time favorite singer/songwriters.)  I can’t seem to get enough of the light, the golden-tipped world, the russet -tinged trees, the breeze, the smells, the rustling leaves.  I wish I could capture all of that in a painting, so you could see/hear/feel it too!

I hope you can treat yourself to a walk, a bike ride, a drawing/painting session, or just a leisurely swing on your own front porch to enjoy what we’re given for a relatively short season.

Ahem…well, I just updated the previous post, then realized you probably won’t see this:  a post from over a year ago, using the same title as this one, is actually a watercolor version of the same view in the previous post!  The above painting is the view to the left of my front door, whereas the previous post’s view is to the right of my front door.

0 thoughts on “No Place Like Home

  1. Timaree (freebird) says:

    Isn’t that super? If only we all could find that inspiration wherever we happen to be! My granddaughter last weekend, was asking “but what can I paint?” so I grabbed my coffee mug and the pink princess goblet sitting on the table and said “pick one or both” and she did and made a great little painting. The wonders are all around us but not everyone can see them. You do and you can share them through your paintings. So who cares if you stay in your own yard forever – the magic is in you, not the subject.

  2. Sherie says:

    I know how you feel. My yard makes me feel the same way. It’s my little slice of sanctuary from the outside world. This is a very lovely painting. I love the looseness of your style and the way the leaves just seem to splash out from the page. Very nicely done.

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