January

snowy tree landscape watercolor

January

a time to
nest and rest,
recharge and reinvent,
watch and listen,
contemplate and create.

January

a time to become.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

 

Watercolor done on 300 lb cold press paper following a tutorial posted on ArtistNetworkย (I truly have a long way to go with trees, but cherishing the time spent on the journey!)

88 thoughts on “January

  1. Wooooooot! Even better closeup! A really wonderful job here. LOVE artist network! I’ve not tried 300lb paper yet and I’m curious if you notice a big difference? I guess it holds the moisture longer? This is beautiful work! I think your trees look great! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

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  2. Everything about this painting is complete eye candy Jodi, it just sings! What a beautiful painting and the perfect start to 2016! I think that “long way” you mention is no longer long, you are smack dab in the middle of loveliness! Absolutely wonderful and stunning!

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  3. WOWZA Jodi! This IS extraordinary! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Love the sun peering out and the shadows of your trees. And your colors so beautiful! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒˆ You ROCK!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  4. This is my least favorite time of the year, dark, dreary, cold, after the holidays. I feel like I am just waiting.. For what? I don’t really know:)Spring? And winter just started.

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    • I used to feel that way Mary, but now look forward to the “down” time. It is a great time to take up a new hobby or binge watch a TV series or read a book or two that you’ve been wanting to or experiment with cooking or knit or crochet or paint or sew. There are so many things to do when you are “nesting” in the winter. Look for simple moments to cherish. Call a friend, write a letter to someone or a card just for no reason to brighten their day. Look for ways to make others smile and it will brighten your mood too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. What a great way to look at January! I usually think of it as just a dark and cold month, something to be endured. But I like your idea of seeing it as a time to rest, reinvent and create. I’m going to have to try that!

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