The Heart of Art: Things of This Nature

Intricate watercolor paintings – small in size, big in imagination.

These tiny, detailed paintings by artist Wendy Davenport Whatley, invite us into an extraordinary and fanciful version of nature. At first glance, the drawings come across as scientific and literal, but most of the lively, green and growing things in Whatley’s watercolors are figments of her own imagination.

She offers these gems to us on small pieces of paper; and when I say small, I mean measurements as minute as 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Her largest paintings are 9 x 12 inches.

So if you’re searching for small and natural, yet other-worldly, your search is over. Find all of Whatley’s work, as well as items available to purchase, at her website and Etsy shop.

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of Kim Derby’s art series at EcoSalon, The Heart of Art. We heart art, and there’s nothing nicer than a daily dose to offer a moment of contemplation.

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