Nature’s great masterpiece…

Elephant

Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant, the only harmless great thing. -John Donne

Love will draw an elephant through a keyhole. -Samuel Richardson

Of all African animals, the elephant is the most difficult for man to live with, yet its passing – if this must come – seems the most tragic of all. I can watch elephants (and elephants alone) for hours at a time, for sooner or later the elephant will do something very strange such as mow grass with its toenails or draw the tusks from the rotted carcass of another elephant and carry them off into the bush. There is mystery behind that masked gray visage, and ancient life force, delicate and mighty, awesome and enchanted, commanding the silence ordinarily reserved for mountain peaks, great fires, and the sea.” ― Peter Matthiessen, The Tree Where Man Was Born

So, still going on with operation teach self to watercolor!

I seem to have difficulty controlling the thickness of the paint I use, also of the brush. I just need a bit of getting used to.

I hope everyone’s having a great new years so far! I plan on doing an award nomination thing soon, given by Evi!

Has anyone else noticed that everyone is going self hosted? Chloe brought it up, ans she says she’s going to go self hosted too!

Well, have a great week, happy Friday!

-Isa

Mountains in Watercolor

mountain-watercolor

Gah, I’ll get the hang of watercolors soon, I hope.

I was using a book as reference, the original painting was done by Linda Kemp, and the book was titled Easy Landscapes by Jack Reid.

I thought it looked easy enough, and I’m glad, because if this came out like this then anything else would have come out like a blob.