“Heavenly Gifts” Watercolor completed July 25 2011.There is a special story with this one.It is about the feather which is real.I was talking with a lady at show.As we talked this feather floated down slowly between us and landed in my hand.We both looked at each other and smiled.We were thinking the same thing. A feather from heaven.She said that I had to do a painting with it.I struggled all year until my Dad found this nest in my climbing rose.I knew this was where it was to go.I believe!


watercolor, feather, robins egg, egg, nest, blue

I am returning to my roots after years of working in the corporate world. I have been working with watercolors for the past 4 years after too many years away from my paints. I hated watercolors when I was in school but love them now. I guess I had no patience in my youth. Ha. Currently residing in Northern California, USA. Enjoy!

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  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaabout 3 years ago

    Reading your little story to go with this gave me goosebumps! Fantastic work! I love it!

  • Oh Dianne, I am so happy you were able to see it. This really was special for me. The moment that feather floated was like time had stopped while we gazed at it’s descent. We were speechless. A moment for the all time.Even more amazing is that I was doing a benefit show for one of local churches so what can I say. Amazing moment. Also had no idea that the nest was in my roses. The Robins had abandoned the nest with the beautiful little blue treasure. My Dad was visiting and looking for something to do and found it. It was meant to happen. Long winded aren’t I. So happy you saw it. Sending big happy wishes out your way.

    – Sherry Cummings

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago


  • Glad you enjoyed it!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • jonolaf
    jonolafabout 3 years ago

    great story and stunning brush work

  • Thank you so much for taking time to comment. It is so nice of you So happy yo liked my work. Enjoy your day!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago


  • As always Liz, you are the most kindest person. Thank you for viewing my latest and glad you enjoyed.Have a good one lady!!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtabout 3 years ago

    Lovely story and painting …bravo Sherry…..in my opinion birds are such great master builder ….each nest is a wonderful artwork,isn’t it?

  • Thank you so much for commenting on my special piece. So happy you enjoyed it. I agree with you about the birds. Each one is unique like we are. Enjoy your day!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago

    what an amazing story and even more amazing painting.. I am all choked up..peace and love linmarie
    ps.. please join if have not already and submit this painting in Decorative and Traditional art group

  • Thank you so much Linmarie! So happy you enjoyed. Thank you for the group info. I am always looking for new groups and I joined yours. Hope to talk with you again. Enjoy your day.

    – Sherry Cummings

    ANNETTE HAGGERabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Annette for selecting my painting. I am so honored. Have a good one.

    – Sherry Cummings

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. A touching story and a beautiful painting.

  • Thanks Val for the kind comments. As you can tell it was a special piece for me. Enjoy!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!!

  • Thanks so much Leslie. Glad you liked it. Enjoy!

    – Sherry Cummings

  • Neil Jones
    Neil Jonesabout 3 years ago

    well done Sherry and a featherlight touch painting the egg

  • Thank you Neil! It is so nice of you to comment. That litle egg was rather challenging. I had to really resrain myself from over painting. So happy you liked it!

    – Sherry Cummings

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