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Wanting to continue my loose, landscape watercolor practice, I decided to paint a scene from my mind. A place I've been to many times in my imagination, but doesn't exist in real life. I think the painting came out very close. Lots of soft grass, mossy rocks, and big trees...and a peaceful stream running through it.

It's good therapy when you feel trapped all the time in a place you don't belong, where instead of trees you're surrounded by buildings, to close your eyes and imagine yourself in a better place.

Watercolor on cold-press paper, about 7.5 X 9 inches
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Shadow-Dragon-Virgo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This like a place where a hydra might live. Was it done with markers? It excellently shows the sunlight dappled on the moss-carpeted forest floor.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  This was watercolor :)
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Tanya56 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Artist
This is so beautiful....I have places similar to this built in my mind. Thank you for sharing this intimate space. :)
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jugifruit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice landscape! I love your water colors!
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here : stolvezen.deviantart.com/journ… :heart:
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michaelroycowart Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
nice work
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Easis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student
So beautiful. You've found such an attractive hues for the water :)
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OpticBlast00 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous :D <3
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BlueAdoptz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
wowz its really amazing the colors are so beauitulf!
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daveboyb91 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I <3 this so much!
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ElementalOpals Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful! Can I keep it as my happy place? :)
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course you can! :) It's a happy place for everyone to share.
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ElementalOpals Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! :3
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zuzu989 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Cedeera Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
It looks so quiet and peaceful. I would love to take a nap there <3
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Charanty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Looks beautiful.
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! It looks so peaceful and lush.
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Hevfas Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
very lush looking
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rikoee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I like this ! Do you mind if I use this as a background for a picture ? I'll make sure to give FULL credit ! ^^
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm afraid I can't allow my artwork to be used as stock. There are plenty of great stock photographs you can use on DA, though! :) Thanks for asking!
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rikoee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Oh that's alright ^^
And this is just too amazing anyways, so thanks for letting me know ! ^^
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OniOfTheShade Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
my kind of scene! love the colors.
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kittensparadise Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Seems wonderfully calm.. I like it :D
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NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
A very soothing piece, to be sure :D

This livened up my day!!
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
so beautiful but so really peaceful <3 I love it c:
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keight Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
It is lovely, Brenda.
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Bottled-Thoughts Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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NonieR Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Lovely! And yes, very relaxing to imagine.

My eye does keep trying to see the mid-stream rock as a green-pelted otter, but that'd be cool too.

Myself, I've been, hmm, visually/imaginatively outdoors in the last few days going through Llalaadanwen's nature photography at [link] --s/he(?) has such an eye for the details that make you feel the whole world around them. Makes me homesick for the days I used to hike more.

--Nonie
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahah I tend to unknowingly hide little critters in my paintings! I could see the rock as being a green otter :D
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So pretty. You got this wonderful effortless looking wet in wet look
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's what I was aiming for - I'm trying to be more loose and less controlled with watercolor, so I'm glad I achieved that! Thanks!
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Grasswhistler Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Even just from the thumbnail, I could feel the freshness and warmth radiating from this image. Wish I could just fall into it and rest there for a while. Gorgeous.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad it looks inviting to others too!
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