Watercolors by Joy
Crawfish - Canbarus Monongahensis
What fun to paint. And
even more fun to find. We were hiking in West Virginia's mountains in the fall (I get
asked often,"What season was it?") when we found several of these creatures on
top of the ridge. They look like they've been dipped in a paint pot. Another example of
& Lady Slippers
Whipporwill calls have just about
disappeared from the West Virginia woods. As a friend and I approached the spot where he
had spotted these native orchids, we were surprised by the commotion of this bird taking
flight from her nest. She left behind two blue spotted eggs right on the flattened oak
leaves. She's not much of a house builder!
There are a cluster of houses, a church, and a school that were built a century and half ago in a pretty bend of a country road near my home. It's a remote area with far less folks around now than then. The church was used last summer for a wedding, and the school is still a voting precinct for about 50 people. This house was the parsonage for the church and is now home for a couple who love it.
Sold 22" x 30"
Every time I drive by this lovely collection of farm buildings, I always stop and admire them for a minute. When I saw the geese flying over one day, I knew I had a painting.
15"x22" / 21" x 28" double mat
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