Sunday, March 04, 2007

colors in a day.

"Kitchen Windowsill at Night" watercolor on paper *

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At the moment I'm sitting at my desk. The late afternoon sun is shining through the window and I am drinking a cup of Honduran coffee in one of my favorite porcelain cups. When I drink coffee, I like to pretend that I inhabit the place that the beans come from--and, in this way, I travel much further than I would otherwise be able to. The cup is bright yellow with gold edging. It has little blue birds on it and there is a saucer to match. When I lift the cup to drink from it, I simultaneously feel a sense of longing and hope. I'm not a fancy person, but I think this cup suites me well--especially on days when the last rays of sun find me in a gentle, if not fleeting, moment.

*Snowed in, sick with the flu, and in possession of a new Moleskine journal, I decided to try my hand at watercolor. This is the result of last week's "artist's date."

21 comments:

The painted woman said...

Oh your watercolor is truly lovely and the vision of you sitting there at your desk drinking coffee...perfect.
Happy Sunday.
a.

kj said...

i love this watercolor jessie. sometimes i wish i could walk through all the art you've done and i could meander and look at everything. and i could ask you questions or smile and tell you how talented you are!

Laura said...

Absolutely beautiful watercolor, Jessie. Thanks for posting it!

Your mug sounds perfect. I have a passion for yellow----I bought a bright yellow camping-type tin cup this weekend to go with my pan!

I hope you are starting to feel better--

gkgirl said...

i think your watercolor
turned out wonderful...
very sweet
:)

dancing willow* said...

I love the windowsill!

I painted the moon the other night, shame I didn't photo graph it, or I would show you. I'll have to do it again.

Big, wintery-spring hugs!

gel(emerald eyes) said...

Lovely. Fresh and cheerful.
Feel better soon.

deirdre said...

You've painted two pictures here - one with watercolors, the other with words. I like them both.

June said...

Oh! What a beautiful watercolor! I love all of the colors you used, how wonderful. Your words paint a lovely picture as well!

acumamakiki said...

you should try your hand at watercolor more often. that pear is delicious. hope you're feeling better and the snow is melting, early spring style. we had a dusting here, just enough to make pretty.

Kristine said...

This is beautiful!

The Dream said...

well done, miss jessie! so free and calming. i raise my coffee cup to you! peace.

bella said...

Love this Jessie.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Don't you love those days when you absorb all that lingers with your eyes, nose, ears, mind. You can feel it seep in into your heart...and it is peaceful.

Sorry you are feeling down, you will feel better tomorrow though.

It's in the mid 70s's here and that means shorts, sandles and short sleeve blouse. I even wore my sun glasses on the way home yesterday. I love this weather.

Jessie, I love water colors and sweetie, you rock. I love your style. The way the colors work with each other but also stand on their on. There's a gracefullness about it. It brings to me the image of New Orleans, though I don't know why.

Get well.

Vesper said...

i have a quick question: are you in the united states? i'm trying to organize my blogroll! :)

krista said...

there is something very inviting, almost sunny about this piece. i really like it.

melba said...

Hi! I love your watercolor. It reminds me of the watercolor kit Sean bought me for Christmas and I have yet to use. Soft.

I have to pay more attention to my beans.

I feel you!!!

XO,
melba

Mardougrrl said...

love this, Jessie! Gorgeous.

And I owe you an email...

Bohemian Mom said...

Wow! That watercolour is so beautiful!
I can almost taste the coffee.
I'm a great fan of different coffee beans and my favourite mug has pencils painted all around it!

Sophie said...

Jessie - the watercolor is so
pretty - the colors are
inspiring and hopeful and
completely wonderful -

my eye is drawn to the
apple and for some reason it makes
me think of pomegranites...

hugs!

Vedrana M. said...

love the watercolor, it's great :)
and i can imagine you drinking coffe and just enjoying, wonderful!

psycho-therapist said...

ah, this is a lovely lovely watercolor! i'd definitely buy it.