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Inspiration from Nature

Inspiration from Nature

Where to Find Inspiration for Painting

An inspiration for painting can come at any moment.  I always take my camera with me.  I never know what beauty will show up and inspire me to get my watercolor supplies out and paint. Lately, I have been having fun painting nature:  birds, feathers, foxes, bunnies… on a recent hike and morel hunting mission, I am inspired to paint mushrooms!  Today!

Where do you find inspiration for painting?

“Nature” is what we see—
The Hill—the Afternoon—
Squirrel—Eclipse— the Bumble bee—
Nay—Nature is Heaven—
Nature is what we hear—
The Bobolink—the Sea—
Thunder—the Cricket—
Nay—Nature is Harmony—
Nature is what we know—
Yet have no art to say—
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity.

Emily Dickinson

Inspirations for Painting Watercolor

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

A stroll along the water, the rocky shore, sea life washed ashore is all inspiration for new watercolor paintings.

A day at the beach refreshes the soul!  The sights, the exploring, the fresh air….

Inspiration for paintings

Evening On Calais Beach – Poem by William Wordsworth

IT is a beauteous evening, calm and free,

Inspiration for a watercolor painting
Evening at the Oregon Coast

The holy time is quiet as a Nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquillity;
The gentleness of heaven broods o’er the sea:
Listen! the mighty Being is awake,
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder–everlastingly.
Dear Child! dear Girl! that walkest with me here,
If thou appear untouch’d by solemn thought,
Thy nature is not therefore less divine:
Thou liest in Abraham’s bosom all the year;
And worshipp’st at the Temple’s inner shrine,
God being with thee when we know it not.