The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Art out of the blue

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I'll be selling my original watercolors at half price this week in hopes of finding every painting a good home (and of clearing up that space behind my desk).  Today's theme is Out of the Blue.  If you buy one or more of the paintings below, they'll go in the mail early next week and will probably take roughly another week to arrive.

Rock pile
Bolete atop a rockpile

29.5" x 22"

$200 + $50 S&H

This painting was inspired by the rock piles I found in old-farmland-turned-forest in the mountains of West Virginia.  Whenever I stumbled across the piles on my hikes in the woods, I was amazed by the hard work of the farmers, who built them one rock at a time without heavy machinery.  I was also reminded of the cairns I'd sometimes find on European mountaintops, which people would add to, putting something special (usually a rock) on top after climbing to the peak.  I felt like this striking mushroom was definitely something special and worthy of its own cairn.

Sycamore seed
Seed Dispersal

11.125" x 8.25"


$30 + $25 S&H

This pencil-and-watercolor drawing highlights a sycamore seed drifting over a western river.  Only if it's very lucky will the water-loving seed find a damp enough spot to root and grow.
Perky bud
Willow Bud

13.5" x 11.75"

$25 + $25 S&H

This study of a willow bud catches it in its dormant, winter mode, but the bud is just biding its time until spring.

Or buy them all:
$250 + $50 S&H

I hope you enjoyed the eye candy!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I enjoyed the verbal paintings that accompanied your art almost as much as the artwork itself.
Comment by Rys Mon Nov 25 12:21:23 2013
Your art is awesome! You should be really proud.
Comment by inichols Mon Nov 25 19:13:19 2013

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