Monday, January 9, 2017

piper in the snow

I thought you might enjoy a little watercolor I made last week.
It was based on this photograph, taken when I was photographing hyssop:

 See Piper? Just barely?
She's standing in the snow.
Keeping an eye on things.
Waiting for me to quit fooling around with hay and buckets and the camera.

Here's the watercolor: 

To be honest, it looked exactly like Piper for a while.
But only to my eye.
It was just a Piper-flavored blur, really.
Kind of like the photograph!
Then I worked it up just a bit more.
And now it looks less like Piper,
but is much more recognizable as A Dog.
I'm okay with that.

This art thing is a ride, isn't it?


  1. You might call this one The Lone PiperšŸ˜€

    1. Not sure I understand...I associate The Lone Piper with funerals and laments...??

  2. Like Boud's title....and to my untrained artist eye I think it looks exactly like Piper!

    1. Well, I guess it does still look like her, just not as much as it did at one point. But thanks! And what do you and Boud know about The Lone Piper that I don't? I'm really curious now!

  3. Replies
    1. Ola, Bruna, and thank you! I was thinking of you just the other day and wondering how you are doing! Glad to see you again :)

  4. My dad was in the Seaforth Highlander regiment. The lone piper played reveille and lights out, aka taps!

    1. Thanks for clarifying, Boud - I am relieved to know there is an association that doesn't involve death, defeat, or sadness! :)

  5. Well I think reveille wasn't very joyful!

  6. It is definitely Piper, and I love it!

  7. It's lovely. And does look like Piper in a more groomed sort of way. :)


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