Watercolors –  a river scene in warm golden umbers draws us in.

Its lovely simplicity adds to the charm, to my eye.

I used my imagination.

I used my memories of strolls from the past, to create this watercolor.


impressionist watercolor landscape, simplifying the subject, limited palette, debiriley.com
River of Gold Impressionist Watercolor


Watercolor Landscape


Choosing not to replicate ….. a photo.

But to search myself, in hopes that what would emerge would express the subject and feeling best.



Memories surfaced.

Of The Turon River and Sofala, NSW Australia.

Times we spent hiking along the river banks, playing.

And panning for gold.  As Autumn, cloaked us in her perfection.



It is Autumn, once again in Australia.

Absolutely beautiful.

perfect,  for more zen strolls……..






Partner Posts


Panning for Gold 


speaking with softness 

Limited the Palette