Georgia, the state I live in is beautiful, but I really don’t find the landscape very inspiring. So when I go scouting for something new to paint…I focus in on small hidden treasures that I find in the forest.
I was looking for something that had good lines and would lean itself toward abstraction. Below are pictured a few of nature’s wonders that I found interesting.
The above picture is called ‘rabbit ear’ by the locals because the leaves are very fleshy and soft to the touch….like a rabbit’s ear.
The one pictured above…was a shocking find. Who would have thought such a lovely orange colored thing would be found growing out of a fallen tree limb on the forest floor.
True to form on such hikes is one of our cats….an old tom cat named Tiger. He follows me around like a dog…minus the barking.
When going on these little hikes I always find an interesting tree. The bark or sometimes the lack of it can be very interesting.
Last picture is of me with my ‘forest coat’ on….would not be caught in town with it on, but it is perfect protection against briers. I just shove my hands into the deep pockets and press through the thickest brier patches.
Said last picture, but I have to post these early blooming daffodils. These were the last find in today’s hike.
Great artistic day….even though I didn’t get any time in the studio. Got lots of ideals from nature for new paintings. Plus being outside is an important thing for me personally.
Hope you get the time and chance to see something wonderful outside today.