Monday, October 27, 2008

O is for Oak

O My, O My! Denise Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday round 3 (with comments) and ABC Wednesday Anthology have passed the halfway mark and are all the way to the letter O.

This is a watercolor landscape of a California live Oak
that I painted in the hills back of the Stanford campus
many years ago. The photograph of the painting was
made only yesterday, however, when I found the painting
languishing among used boards in an under-the-stairs closet.

36 comments:

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous watercolor, Phyllis! I am so in love with that medium. . .and am always impressed with such soft colors and no muddiness [my style :O)]
Thank you for your kind words about 'bragging'--it would be wonderful to meet you and I can only hope!
BTW your new femo designs are great!

Reader Wil said...

This is an excellent painting Granny Smith! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog! And the photograph is also perfect. Thanks for your visit.

Ray said...

Hi Granny Smith,

That is an excellent watercolour painting. I like it very much. I also love oak trees, I have planted many in Britain, but here in Greece we also have oak trees, they are a little different and with huge acorns but still wonderful trees.

Ray

Ray said...

By the way, I should have left my website address which is:

http://crete.wordpress.com/

Ray

leslie said...

Well, I must say you're quite the artiste! Lovely watercolour and a shame it's been in hiding for allthat time! Keep it out now and appreciate what talent the good Lord has given you. It may even give you a nudge to do some more.

Aileni said...

Amazing what treasures you find when looking in forgotten places.
It is a restful image that I am sure you enjoyed creating.

Rebeckah said...

This is a very beautiful watercolor Granny Smith! I love it! Do you ever paint any more?

Rebeckah said...

PS Oak trees are my most favorite : ) Well, besides Willows. : ) Trees are so lovely.

Honey And Papa said...

I haven't seen that picture for years! Dianne told me to look at the post because she like the picture.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Wonderful!I admire anyone who can paint with watercolors.

david mcmahon said...

You and I should compare watercolours and sketches.

Thank you for the visit and the lovely comment.

Dina said...

Oh no, this is much too pretty a painting to be languishing under the steps!

photowannabe said...

So glad you found the painting. Its lovely and belongs on your wall for all to see.
You are a very artistic, talented lady.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

You are quite the artist... done very well.
If only I could be daring and take my pencil and charcoal sketches and add color to them!
A very nice post indeed!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

ellen b. said...

Hi Granny,
That's a great watercolor. I love California Oaks...

D Herrod said...

Watercolors have always been my favorite.

Rinkly Rimes said...

How I envy your ability! This is a truly lovely work of art. No wonder you included painting as one of your possible 'brags' the other day!

Bear Naked said...

Glad to see that you found some of your "lost" art just in time for ABC Wednesday letter O.

Bear((( )))

Tash said...

this is the best "O" entry - that's is a really lovely watercolor. I love the hills behind Stanford although I haven't been there is a very long time.

antigoni said...

Beautiful post.

Lilly Bluemoon said...

I came here quite by accident and stayed to meet your lovely family. My first thought was that I would love to be adopted by you and your husband, but then I remembered that I have my own lovely, wacky family.

So my question to you is this: are you up for adoption?

Peace,
Jan
Lilly Bluemoon Studio

Maggie May said...

That is a wonderful piece of work, Granny S. You are a VERY talented lady!

Dragonstar said...

Lovely painting! I hope you've retrieved it from its hiding place - it deserves to be on the wall. You are a very talented lady.
Thank you for your visit and kind comment, I appreciate it.

Ackworth Born said...

lovely to see your watercolour of the oak trees.

RuneE said...

Hang it on on the wall! Oak, the king of trees, deserves that.

AphotoAday said...

Glad you painted that scene when you did, because there is probably homes there now...
You are quite an artist...   What other treasures do you have stashed away?

DeeJay said...

I wish I had the talent to do that but my sense of perspective is non existent and nothing ever looks remotely lifelike

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Amazing art with watercolors.

Miss_Yves said...

You are a very talented lady, your watercolour is wonderfull!
Miss Yves

richies said...

I love the Live Oaks of southern Louisiana. The old plantation homes all had them. Your painting is beautiful.

VP said...

Oh how could you have left that gorgeous painting to languish - I love it!

Thanks for stopping by at my place and taking the trouble to enlarge the image for a better look over at the ABC anthology. And an even bigger thank you for telling me you did so.

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous watercolor painting. You are very talented. I enjoy viewing your paintings.

Gemma said...

Hi Granny!
Love those tall Oak trees in California.
:-)

naturglede said...

What a nice watercolor.I love it. You ask me in my blogg about a flower in orange. It is one of my mothers Dahlias.

Leslie said...

I love the watercolor and your blog! I am so glad I found you-wonderful words, pictures and thoughts!

Thank you for sharing.

Leslie
www.leslielovinlife.blogspot.com

TSannie said...

Wow - you're very talented! What a beautiful water color. Hope you share another for ABC Wed. when it's W for watercolor!