Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

I had full intentions to embrace winter again in the first couple months of this year but as the snow covers  the ground here in Canada, I find am longing for spring and just can't get motivated to paint 'winter'.

A few weeks ago, before I last big snowfall, when our garden was briefly snow free I spotted a very brave woolly bear caterpillar wandering around. I guess the slight raise in temperatures woke him up and sent him in search of some food. He found a dandelion leaf which he happily munched on and then he crawled back into a large hollow log where he is spending the winter. This encounter gave me an idea for a painting.

Woolly Bear caterpillars are fascinating to watch, especially for young children. Looking after one is a great way to teach them about caring for a living creature too. I painted my woolly bear with a nice wide orange band as folklore says this means we will get an early spring.

'Small Wonders' Transparent Watercolour 15 by 21 inches


  1. Love, love your work....and this painting too, is delightful! God has blessed you with an amazing gift!

    Again...thank you for sharing your talent with the world!

    Warmest wishes Ona!