A crow had a message

One day I saw a black big crow flying high above the sky. It definitely had a message, it was cawing with noisy voice.

Suddenly I realized what it had in mind: it was informing about the forest harvesting going on nearby. Hundreds of spruce and pine trunks were collected.

A neighbor saw it also and said he knows where the nest is. It is located on the most beautiful spot on high cliff.

They say that crows are the most intelligent animals. They are very communicative and even don´t forget human faces.


Granulated watercolor


Some watercolors are interesting in the way they granulate. They kind of paint themselves.

Burnt umber is one of those, here is an example. Neutral tint is another interesting watercolor pigment.




Spruce in the early spring

I have long wondered how to mix the color of spruce in the early spring as the snow is shimmering and the sun is shining strongly.

Green but not green. Dark but not black. The color becomes more of the opposite color than local color.

Here the  color of spruce is the mixture of viridian green and permanent magenta.

The depth of winter

Now it has been freezing cold ouside. More and more snow. It is a perfect time to read

a good book. I have been reading Paratiisi  (Paradise) by Eastonian writer Tonu Onnepalu.

His first book Border State by pseudonyn Emil Tode was translated in 14 languages.