Art by Rachel - Original Watercolors

The Abstract Arboretum Gallery

I Abstract Willow Trees

They are beautiful in their peace, they are wise in their silence.  They will stand after we are dust.  They teach us, and we tend them.  (Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor)

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.  (Chinese proverb)


II Abstract Banana Trees

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.  (Rita Mae Brown)

Once bitten by the demon of painting, I never wanted to give it up.   (Henri Matisse)


III Assorted Abstract Trees

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.   (Rabindranath Tagore)

Bamboo Study

Bamboo Studies

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.  (Henry David Thoreau)

IV The Four Seasons

It is not the language of painters but the language
of nature which one should listen to, the feeling
for the things themselves, for reality, is more
important than the feeling for pictures. 
(Vincent van Gogh)

Abstract Autumn Scene

Four Seasons

Lots of people will protest that it's quite unreal and that I'm out of my mind, but that's just too badů (Claude Monet)


V By the Light of the Moon

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anyone.  Many have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. (Mark Twain)

Night of the Chinese Red Moon

Midnight Red Moon

The harvest moon has no innocence, like the slim quarter moon of a spring twilight, nor has it the silver penny brilliance of the moon that looks down upon the resorts of summer time.  Wise, ripe, and portly, like an old Bacchus, it waxes night after night.  (Donald Culross Peattie)

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