Thursday, January 3, 2013

Violet Eyes & Ephemeral Wisdom

Violet Eyes by megan_n_smith_99
Violet Eyes, a photo by megan_n_smith_99 on Flickr.

This little painting has some layering in it, which I was talking about a few days ago. I believe the order was: watercolor, ink, gouache, watercolor, pencil.

it's 5x5" and is available on Etsy. Also I am having a sale in my Etsy shop. 15% off with coupon code YAY2013 .

& Here is a quote about trees, and I think it applies just as well to leaves - Autumn Leaves with their ephemeral wisdom.

"So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness."
— Hermann Hesse (Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte)

I have some painting to do.

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