Watercolor at the Bottom of a Danish Garden

One thing I don’t do often is draw or paint. I’m not often inspired to do it and I get far too hung up about the composition and execution to enjoy it properly. But there have been a few periods in my life where I have had the inspiration or peer pressure to do it. I ran across my art books the other day and thought I’d post a few of the better ones/ones I kind of like.

This painting is a watercolor I did at my aunt and uncle’s house in Denmark. I spent most of the summer of 2003 living and traveling with them (Sweden and Italy) and they both like painting, so I’d do it with them. Most of the paintings are from this summer.

Danish garden painting

The shadows on the left & right side are a problem with the scanner but don’t show up on the other pics. It’s probably because this is at the front of the watercolor book, which is spiral-bound.


  1. Spring says:

    Lovely! I’ve never really painted, but I don’t think I’d be good at it. Super-shaky hands and all. But that’s awesome.

  2. Jen says:

    Beautiful! You are so creative. I love your current project- so cute! I miss you.

  3. Catherine says:

    pretty! i love painting, but haven’t done it since high school probably (so it’s been at least 7 yrs!). i always found it relaxing though :)

    this is @agentausten09 btw :)

  4. Jovana says:

    Rofl, saw this and thought of you: http://www.etsy.com/listing/50512805/the-cthulhu-toque-pdf-pattern-crochet =)

    Pretty painting, hope you’ve been doing well. I’ve been absorbed with work and thus lack of socializing time. Haha.

  5. Spring says:

    Hahaha, what a great pattern! I was thinking of one day, trying to make cthulhu slippers. 😀

  6. Ruth says:

    Thanks, everyone! I may post another this week. :)

    @Jovana that’s by the same girl who’s @geeksoap on Twitter. She does some awesome stuff, you should totally check it out. :)

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