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Butternuts.. white walnut... by linmarie

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this drawing/painting came about because we had a micro burst storm rip through last night, kept loosing my power because of trees down over power lines every where,, finally settled down to drawing and had my oil lamp, flash lights and candles near for the next black out.. this helped to pass a couple of scary hours..
watercolor background on 9" X 12" artist watercolor paper with pen/ink drawing of the butternuts…06/08/2011..well my abstract version of them when cracked open…..
this was inspired by our vacation walks we took last week, and found many of last years butternuts laying on the ground, some still whole, some had been cracked open by the critters..
Word Origin & History

1753, nut of the white walnut, a N.Amer. tree; transferred to the tree itself from 1783. The nut’s color was a brownish-gray, hence the word was used (1861) to describe the warm gray color of the Southern army uniforms in the Amer. Civil War.

1.Also called white walnut. the edible oily nut of an American tree, Juglans cinerea, of the walnut family.
2.the tree itself.
3.the light-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
4.the light-brown color resulting from a dye made from this tree.
5.U.S. History . a Confederate soldier or partisan, especially one whose uniform was dyed with an extract from this tree.
6.souari nut.

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butternuts, walnuts, watercolor, pen ink, abstract, leaves

I am a self taught artist and have drawn and painted since I could hold crayons or a pencil in my hands..
My brain is an attic filled with treasures yet to be explored or recreated.. I am a Veteran,a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter and a teacher!!! My pallet is full of life, color and energy.. I hope you will see and feel that in all of my artwork.

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  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago


  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 3 years ago

    I love its pattern and the colors are so beautiful,,,,Rick

  • thanks Rick, it was a great way to pass the time during the storm,, I am pleased with it and thrilled you are,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 3 years ago

    Great way to pass the time while you wait out a nasty storm…such beauty came out of the darkness.

  • ahhhhhhhhhhhh,, you sweet friend, thank you so much for that awesome comment, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago


  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    Ah! My kind of art! Beautiful work!

  • thanks sister, hoped you would stop in and see this one created from a stormy night with oil lamp lit,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Nicole  Gokey
    Nicole Gokeyabout 3 years ago

    This is Beautiful!!! I wish I could draw like that, How do you do it?

  • well hey there, how are you, and thanks for your awesome comment hon.. I paint up about a dozen of watercolor back grounds,, with splatters and drips some with serious brush strokes, nothing to detailed,, they dry and I put them away for rainy day,, like this one was,, and I also take them with me when we go camping,, cuz all I have to carry is a couple of pens.. so when I am bored, stuck inside cuz of weather, or just in a happy place sitting at the camp fire,, I doodle,, I really do call these doodles,, not art.. I just put the pen to the paper and create one shape and it goes from there.. so I am happy by your response to it, again thank you ,, peace, love and hugs linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Nicole  Gokey
    Nicole Gokeyabout 3 years ago

    I am well, I find I am not having much time for RedBubble lately but I try, I love to just sit and doodle but nothing this nice ever comes out!! Kudos on a great pic!!

  • who says, you can be your own worst critic you know, most of us artists are,, I almost did not post this one myself,, let others see what you don’t in your art, you may be very happily surprised,, hugs linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Nicole  Gokey
    Nicole Gokeyabout 3 years ago

    Ya know, I would not even know how to post a picture. ;(

  • ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my ,, take a pic and upload to your computer just like you do with your photography.. same thing,, give it a try, if you need help, you yell to me OK???? you know I will be there,, hugs linmarie

    – linmarie

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago


  • thanks Liz,, hope all is well with you all too then,, mother nature sure is being relentless all over.. I was so caught by surprise when it hit.. but after my heart calmed down, decided too doodle to stay calm and keep my mind focused,, I was alone, hubby was at work till midnight,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful detailed work. So lovely

  • lol!!! thanks for your lovely comment, it was a doodle that helped me get thru the storm, so happy you like it, that makes my night of terror all worth it.. peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

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