Oh My Darling Days

original paintings

original painting

Original paintings by Arbor Lee

Colorblock California Quail • 2018

Colorblock California Quail • 2018

Gouache on hot press watercolor paper.

Colorblock Chickadee • 2018

Colorblock Chickadee • 2018

gouache on hot press watercolor paper

Colorblock Mountain Bluebird • 2018

Colorblock Mountain Bluebird • 2018

gouache on hot press watercolor paper

Colorblock Goldfinch • 2018

Colorblock Goldfinch • 2018

gouache on hot press watercolor paper

Colorblock Robin •2018

Colorblock Robin •2018

gouache on hot press watercolor paper

Monarch Rising • 2018

Monarch Rising • 2018

Gouache on hot press watercolor paper.

The monarch rises from the memories of marigolds into the light of a harvest moon. Her migration a cycle of life, death and rebirth. 

Seeing Stars • 2018

Seeing Stars • 2018

Gouache and ink on watercolor paper. 

A murmuration of starlings explodes from barren limbs. Their feathers glisten against the winter sun. A constellation of daytime stars.

 

Sweet Arrival • 2018

Sweet Arrival • 2018

Gouache on hot press watercolor paper. 

Hummingbird's return marks the arrival of spring. Dipping and diving on tiny wings, she pauses for a sweet honeysuckle drink. 
 

Rooted and Rise • 2018

Rooted and Rise • 2018

Gouache on hot press watercolor paper.

From the seeds of courage the sunflowers rise, rooted and strong they reach for the sun.

Refuge • 2018

Refuge • 2018

Acrylic ink and gouache on watercolor paper.