The Magic of Water

(Scroll down to see some paintings from this exhibit.)

 “Water in its natural state shows us how it wants to flow, and we must obey its wishes.”

–Viktor Schauberger

 Water is the medium.  Water is my brush.  Using watercolors on wet paper, I allow the water’s capillary action to “suggest” an image from the natural world and then work with it, using a variety of methods. I have sought to capture scenes from nature with dazzling, bleeding color. The paintings are an exercise in “letting go” and allowing the creative energies to flow, after preparing the mind through meditation.

As abstractions, the paintings are personal visions—the impressions of light and color and thus do not always appear as they exist in the natural world.  However, since landscapes  are my passion, the results most often appear within the realm of that genre.

Finally these paintings, as renditions of nature, are reflections of the magnificence of the shimmering wilderness and thus, in some small measure, are my own awestruck reflections on the majesty of creation.


“Acid Rain”

” Royal Blue Trees”

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“Night Forms”

19 responses

  1. They’re lovely, Ellen. x x x

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    August 26, 2018 at 9:42 PM

    • Ashley, so good to hear from you!!! I thought I had lost you. I saw a bunch of posts from you and liked them but haven’t seen any lately and I dropped out for a long time. How ARE you? I see you are still up to excellent work. Thanks for writing!!k <3<3 ellen


      August 27, 2018 at 8:30 PM

      • Oh, no, Ellen! I’m so sorry you thought that. My mood has been up and down all of this year and it makes me quiet and uninspired. However, I just 5 minutes ago entered a photo competition for the first time ever with one of the few pieces I’ve liked from this year’s work so far! Sending hugs and love. x x x

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        August 28, 2018 at 11:30 AM

      • Hi again, Ashley! Sorry to hear about the ups and downs. Know that well. Hope you even out soon and good luck in your contest!! Sending hugs and healing wishes, Ellen


        August 28, 2018 at 12:41 PM

      • 🙂 X♥️X

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        August 28, 2018 at 12:51 PM

  2. An excellent offering, Ellen, excellent!

    Thank you

    A big hug


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    August 26, 2018 at 10:46 PM

    • Thank YOU, John!!! for the encouragement. The show is the end of September and I am having doubts. A big hug back. xx ellen

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      August 27, 2018 at 8:32 PM

  3. These are beautiful 🙂 Really fascinating 🙂

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    August 27, 2018 at 6:20 AM

  4. Lovely flowing meditations

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    August 27, 2018 at 10:34 AM

  5. Thanks so much, Cheyenne!! Glad you see the meditative aspect to them.


    August 27, 2018 at 8:33 PM

  6. Beautiful 🙂

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    August 30, 2018 at 1:21 AM

  7. Thanks, Joshi! 🙂


    August 30, 2018 at 5:12 PM

  8. wonderful creations 🙂

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    August 31, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    • Thanks so much, Bert. Sorry to be so tardy in finding this.

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      December 19, 2018 at 9:11 PM

      • I’m the *late* guy … trying to catch up from august … there is some time for that round Xmas …

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        December 20, 2018 at 6:08 AM

  9. Hi Bert!! So nice to see you here. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have been admiring your silent shares. I am getting back to reading posts finally after a long hiatus. Hope you are okay, dear friend!!
    Thank you for your encouragement! 🎆ellen


    August 31, 2018 at 9:17 PM

  10. Amazing love it !

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    September 11, 2018 at 3:48 AM

    • Sidra, I am so sorry to be so late in finding your lovely comment. Thank you and please forgive me. Things at home have taken me away from my blog. xx ellen


      December 19, 2018 at 9:16 PM

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