Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wet Woods

“Wet Woods” © Sara Light-Waller, 2014
9” x 12” pen & ink and watercolor in
a Stillman and Birn Delta sketchbook.

It rains a lot here in Washington state. You’ve probably heard the joke about not letting moss grow under your feet. Here in western Washington, it can happen, quite literally.

Our forests are always dripping — with water, moss, and fantastic tree branches and roots. I have always found woods inspiring but there’s something truly magical about our trees with their dressing of moss.

As I drove through Carnation the other day, I took some pictures of the tress. As it was raining, I brought the photos home and did a small watercolor painting of the feeling I get when standing under those trees.

Wet. Peaceful. Alive.

It's a good life. :-)

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