Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Great Swamp


Maze of pickerelweed, 
sweet spicebush and skunk cabbage,
where guideposts 
of red maple,
not-quite drowned,
wait for the chisel 
of the architect-engineer
 in his glossy brown
beaver coat.



This is an original watercolor, ink, and acrylic drawing on professional quality paper stock, approximately 4.5" x 4.5".

Saturday, August 11, 2018

FrOGS


Meandering stream
bordered by watery alcoves 
of cool shade
under heart leaves
sentient bubbles 
of amphibian eyes
spy.

know this sanctuary
of the soul
guard and celebrate
this heavenly earth.


This is an original watercolor, ink, and acrylic drawing on professional quality paper stock, approximately 4.5" x 4.5".

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Pickerelweed


pickerelweed, lanceleaf, heartleaf, 
steam side shelter to
frogs, snails, turtles, 
and of course pickerel,
suspended in cool shadows
 waiting to taste tiny swimmers.


This is an original watercolor, ink, and acrylic drawing on professional quality paper stock, approximately 4.5" x 4.5".

Spatterdock


yellow pond lily,
spatterdock, cowlily, brandy-bottle, 
common names for an alien flower
of toybox yellow
a plastic knob on a rubber rod,
pond's eye,
for sequestered mud turtles
a periscope.


This is a watercolor, ink and acrylic drawing on professional quality paper stock, approximately 4" x 5".

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Rose of Sharon

This is my artists meditation 
on the Rose of Sharon and Painters Pallet 
that grew in my Connecticut garden,

a flower from a Hong Kong Orchid Tree,

Pomegranates (the most Cubist of fruits),

and my sweet little "Bee Box",
a small ring box of turned wood 
with a gold bee stamped on its lid.


These four original watercolor drawings are done on professional quality card stock, which has been folded into a 5" x 7" greeting card. The blank card, signed by the artist (yours truly) and matching envelope are available for sale through EBay.