Friday, August 5, 2016

8-5-16 ~ Summertime on the Creek

 It was not such a hot day today so I decided to take out my watercolor paper and my Koi paints with a rag and a water brush. Got me a chair with a table on either side for all of my stuff - and tea - and started painting the grass in front of me, the creek, the bank, and finally the tree with its leaves and sky poking thru its head. Just as I was really into it, the skies got dark and the rains returned. Inside I went having to depend upon my memory. You can see the sky peeping through as well as the sandy  back to the sides and under the big tree, and you can see the creek and the grass on the side where I was sitting. I still need to work on my profiles. They are so hard for me. Every time I go and sit out here, I really do marvel how I have one of Nature's wonders right in my front yard.

Here some photos from summer and winter 
of what we call "The Beachhead" where I was sitting.

If you look closely, you can see the reflection of the tree in the creek.

My Etegami Paintings This Week

How Much Do I Love You

I Love You a Bushel and a Peck

The Sky's the Limit

Looks Can Be Deceiving
Purple Sweet Peppers from Bud's Garden

Climb the Fences of Life with Gusto, Determination, and Resolution.

Love One Another

This post is linked with:

Art Journal Journey - Nature's Wonders
Paint Party Friday
Weekend Reflections
Sunday Sketches from England~ Week 2


  1. Beautiful water colour art, thanks for joining us again at AJJ and happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Your front yard is a wonderful place and I can see how you would be inspired to create your marvellous painting! Love the little bird in the tree too :-). Wishing you blue skies and a Happy Friday! J :-)

  3. You definitely caught the feel of the creek for sure in this fun piece Genie. Have a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

  4. What lovely calm and peaceful surroundings you are in when you paint :) I love your fantastic happy artwork! Your post made me smile.
    Hope the sun comes out for you again soon.. Gill x

  5. Lovely watercolour trees and the images are so sweet. They remind of the characters from the Charlie and Lola books.

  6. Oh Genie ~ love the innocence and important messages in your artwork and especially the etegami ~ Hope all is well ~ xox

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

  7. sweet watercolor painting and such a lovely spot to take in the beauty of nature for sure. Love the etegamis too! happy PPF!

  8. Oh Genie! This page is wonderful and I love how you brought your beautiful view into your journal... and all those lovely little paintings! Just beautiful!Thank you for joining us again with such a happy post at Art Journal Journey - I wish you a happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

  9. A wonderful water colour painting, you have a lovely view to sit beside, great to see the photos as well. Your small paintings all look lovely .
    Yvonne xx

  10. nice painting :) and lovely place to sit and paint when the weather play along :)

  11. Your front yard is fabulous. It looks so peaceful and so many ideas for painting. Lovely art. Have a great weekend.

  12. These are all so fun...such a happy place here!!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. Oh I love the little bird in the tree, it is so sweet! The purple peppers are also beautiful. Your photos are lovely too.

  14. lovely work this week Genie, you are having fun with these etegamis!

  15. Nice work all round! What a lovely spot to paint and I think you captured its essence perfectly, Genie. Well done!

    Have a great week! :)

  16. Such cute illustrations, Genie. I love your one with the illustration created from your photo. :)

  17. Not sure if you're getting my comments. Hope I'm not last try....

    Such cute illustrations, Genie. I love your one with the illustration created from your photo. :)

  18. Love your art and your pretty blog -- glad i found you here. Don't blame you a bit for combining your two blogs; that will leave you more time for your artwork i hope.

  19. Hello from AJJ
    Clearly you were very inspired by nature again and again.
    Your creek painting is especially wonderful!

  20. All your sketches are so lovely and charming! They give me immediately the impression how much you love this world and beautiful nature.