Maple Key

This elegant composition is Lucie's second watercolour painting. 

She chose to depict this maple key much larger than life to show off the delicate beauty of its transparent veining. So often these small things that we see everyday are not truly visible to us until someone decides to show it to us in this way. It reminds me of these words...

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. 
We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time. 
Georgia O'Keeffe

Lucy's done a great job of showing us the richness of the colours and of keeping the light in this painting, both in the lacy top and in the swell of the seed pod.