“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—
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, “Nature” Is What We See
One of my favourite painting themes is nature, at least while I’m not painting fantasy creatures. Sometimes I choose beautiful landscapes, sometimes just one detail inspires me – a tree, a cottage or an animal. One piece of our wonderful world, extricated and saved in frame.
This painting is from the series of rustic idyll, same as Tree and wild roses:
Painting this piece, I’ve used traditional techniques: layering and stronger brush strokes for some texture.
Below there are few pics of painting creation: