The World Is Abundant And Beautiful……….


The World Is Abundant And Beautiful……….

As an artist I notice The World Is Abundant And Beautiful………. Every where I look I see a possible painting, an opportunity to put onto a canvas my interpretation of what God’s already created. A re-creation of trees with majestic mountains, lakes with boats, children chasing ducks, a woman sitting on a bench with a floppy hat…..all have filled up my I phone with thousands of photos, tons of options to choose from.

I think because I paint I notice how blue the skies are against the billowing white clouds….. and how the clouds have a purplish hue underneath. Im drawn to nature in a way that both fascinates and frustrates me as I want to paint it all and can never find the time to fit it all in.

“I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” 

~William Wordsworth

This time of year is magnificently beautiful. The wild flowers are everywhere and the mountains that will soon be brown and dry for summer are blanketed in layers of green.

It’s time to take advantage of God’s beauty and spend as much time as possible outside…

“Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see”

~Henri Rousseau



This morning at the lake…. and yes I will paint this… also want to paint the above photo that my sister took of me enjoying the scenery.



My friend and painter Jeremy Lipking always captures nature in the most incredible and honest way….just takes my breath away how simple yet amazing his landscapes are….

Enjoy nature, see the beauty everywhere weather you paint or photograph it. Be in it and love it.   Gretta

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