LILY PADS original watercolor painting is 12 by 18 inches on Fabriano rough paper. I entered this into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society "All About Color" show. After I spent hours going through my photos I picked a reference from when I was in Arcadia park when I captured the little frog and water lily and pads and then after I spent hours drawing it out, realized it was all green..... so I poured on the colors and prayed a little.
YELLOW WARBLER original watercolor painting (7.5 X 8.5) on Arches 140 lb paper.
YELLOW WARBLER by Katherine Lee Bates
...Listening to those blithe notes, I slipped once more From lyric dawn through dreamland's open door, And there was God, Eternal Life that sings, Eternal joy, brooding all mortal things, A nest of stars, beneath untroubled wings.