Purple Grasshopper

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill

Purple Grasshopper

5″ x 7″ Watercolor & Ink

I painted this little dude over the weekend.  We were stuck at the bottom of the icy driveway and it made me think of spring.  I did another one, which I’ll show you tomorrow.  Since we are anticipating being snowed in again for a few days, I have some fish paintings started.  I’ll just pretend I am in the Caribbean!  😀

About Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill was an extraordinary British prime minister; he laid the groundwork for welfare in England, helped set the boundaries in the Middle East, became a symbol of the resistance against the Nazis in Europe, and was a central force in the Allied victory in World War II. He was born in 1874 near Oxford. He was known for his courage, his stubbornness, and his powerful personality. He was also an accomplished painter and writer. He died in 1965.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 12:53:39

    Judging by the color change I see on the fine branches of the deciduous trees, here, and several bird species, we just may have an early spring start-up. 🙂 I can now say that I have seen my first purple and yellow grasshopper…… Nice detail.


  2. Debbie Adams
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 12:54:16

    Oh my, look at all those details in our spring, chirping friend. Ryan is right. “Cabin Fever.” Spring is right around the corner, so hang in there.
    Love the grasshopper!


  3. asmalltowndad
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 12:26:05

    I think you’re getting a little cabin fever going on with this purple grasshopper, hopefully spring will set you free soon! Stay safe and stay warm!


  4. compostingalife
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 12:15:53

    isn’t it cool how our creativity can create our reality


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