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    Beauty is hidden in everything if you look close enough. That is what I endeavor to show you with my macro works of art. My little pot of Gerber daisies was…

  • Welcome to Winter Wren Studio 

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  • Rural 

    Rural roads are where I live. Each new road I travel down brings something new. That means something old. I am fortunate to have several Mail Pouch Barns…

  • Copyright © 2011 WinterWrenStudio.com 

    Anything contained on this site or there-in to the contrary notwithstanding, all article content and images contained herein is Copyright © 2011 WinterWrenStud…

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    Site Terms and Conditions of Use 1. User's Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Terms WinterWrenStudio.com ("Us" or "We") provides the WinterWrenStudio site and…

  • Purchase FAQ 

    Options Available for Professional Print Reproduction: Canvas: Art is printed on Matte Canvas. The canvas print will be stretched and mounted over 1.5…

  • People & Animals 

    People and animals each  have a character of their own. The ladies of the garden club; Gladys, Mary, Queenie, Mabel and  Sweet Annie are just as endearing as…

  • Nature 

    My back yard is a humble place. However beauty surrounds me at every turn. A shabby rose bush grows at the edge of the woods. My deck is covered  with green…

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  • Still life 

    Still life is so interesting. I paint what is in my kitchen from time to time. A purchase of  apples, green onions or even the honey pot and oil carafes that…

  • Beach & Water 

    My favorite beach in Milford Ct. is Silver Sand's State Park. I  loved our weekends spent there. I took hundreds of photos over four summers to create  my …

  • Photographic Art 

    Art created with filters and textures. Some are simple photographs I use alone, others are combined with one of my works of art. My hope is that you enjoy the…

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  • Category: Macro-Close-up  (3)

    Macro-close up art.

    • The Leaves Beneath My Feet by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:36

      Autumn is by far my most favorite season of the year, never long enough; a fleeting moment in time.  The colors of autumn's  leaves hold…

    • Source Energy by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:33

      Source energy is very special to me. I purchased a pot of Gerber daisies to brighten my summer patio. After summer passed instead of…

    • Angel Petals by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:08

      During the first spring in my current residence I noticed a brilliant tiny spot of white among all the green at the edge of the woods. I…

  • Category: Rural  (7)

    Rural roads are where I live. I am fortunate to have several Mail Pouch Barns around the bend. They hold a special place in my memories. Three works of art,…

    • Sunlit Silo by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:35

      Along the freeway as we travel to the next larger town sits this lovely gray barn and its sunlit silo. When I got out of the car to take…

    • Sunlit Road To The Barn by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:34

      This painting is of the same barn in my "Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco" painting. I decided to place  it in another season with sunshine leading…

    • Snowy Trek To The Barn by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:32

      This Mail Pouch barn was a photo I took long before any of my other barn paintings. It sits along a rural country road in Bedford PA. I…

    • Rural Route On A Frosty Morning by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:31

      This painting was also on the same rural route in West Virginia as "Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco" and "Old Rusty Signs." The vibrant colors of…

    • Old Rusty Signs by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:27

      This old weathered shed was on the same rural road as the black barn in my "Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco" painting.  It screamed "country" and…

    • Hay Bales In The Meadow by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:25

      It was an autumn day on a road trip near Winchester Va. At every turn,golden fat hay bales sat drying in the open field.  I added the old…

    • Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:18

      It was a total  surprise when my husband and I happened upon this barn. It evokes such a warm country feeling with the lane leading the…

  • Category: People & Animals  (12)

    People and animals each have a character of their own. The ladies of the garden club, Gladys, Mary, Queenie, Mabel and Sweet Annie for instance, are just as…

    • My Favorite Sandals by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      May 12, 2012, 13:31

      Colorful beaded rosettes on  brown leather sandals will make you think of summer days and sun dresses. All artists know that  now and…

    • Wooly Willy by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:39

      He was at the Harwinton Fair in Connecticut, standing in a pen looking up at me. He was so adorable and woolly.  It was hard to walk away…

    • The Sunset of Our Lives by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:37

      At Silver Sands Beach, this elderly couple came quite often as sunset spread across the sky. He always in his long sleeved shirt and her in…

    • Sun And Fun At Silver Sands Beach by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:33

      My weekends at Silver Sands State Park Beach in Milford, CT are some of my happiest memories ever. Over four summers, I took hundreds of…

    • Summer Bouquets by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:33

      This lady passed me just as I turned the corner at our local farmers market. Her red hair, bright smile and huge bouquets of summer flowers…

    • Please Buy by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:28

      Please Buy... These little boys were discovered in Amish country in rural Pennsylvania, selling horse-shoes they had painted.  I loved…

    • Moo Eyes by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:26

      This gal looks like she's in love with her sweet expression, soulful eyes and long curly lashes.

    • I Like The Way She Waddles by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:25

      I hope you enjoy the humor in this little painting of two male geese watching the female goose walk by. You can almost hear one of them say…

    • Happy Pig by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:24

      Who doesn't like a happy pig? I wanted to expand my farm animal paintings and knew I needed a pig. I had such fun painting this little guy.…

    • Gladys Mary Queenie Mabel and Sweet Annie by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:23

      With their lovely hats, colorful dresses and corsages, these ladies are dressed for an afternoon tea or perhaps it's the local meeting of…

    • Don't Fence Me In by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:21

      This little sheep looks so lonely and forlorn behind the weathered gray fence. You can almost hear him say,"Don't fence me in. What harm…

    • Baa Baa Black Sheep by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:09

      Baa Baa Black Sheep, have you any wool? Black sheep have always intrigued me. I loved painting him with the many curls and color variations…

  • Category: Nature  (8)

    My backyard is a humble place. However, there is beauty everywhere I turn. A shabby rose bush grows at the edge of the woods. My deck is covered with green…

    • Trumpet Lily by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 30, 2012, 12:35

      A lovely yellow trumpet lily faces toward the sun with an array of green leaves surrounding. Bright orange lilies await in the…

    • Tiger Lily by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:38

      Tiger lilies have such magnificent colors. So intricate. I painted this tiger lily as a piece of art in a close-up macro style. I hope you…

    • The Glory Tree in Autumn by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:36

      I needed a large painting  that would complement my dark dining room table. Since Autumn is my favorite season I thought,  what better…

    • Happiness In A Pail by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:24

      It was my first day at my local farmers market. One lady was not selling produce but the the most amazing sunflowers. I never knew they…

    • Good Morning Glory by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:23

      The Morning Glory is one of the loveliest Summer vines .Painting them as a close-up work of art was so much fun.  From a tiny black seed a…

    • Fiori In Vendita by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:22

      I must confess, I have never been to Italy. I do love the photos I have seen of the lovely country over the years. In my mind I created the…

    • Day Lily by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:21

      Going to garden centers is such an adventure for me. There is so much to see and give inspiration for another piece of art. This was the…

    • Cardinal Love by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:12

      Outside my studio window two cardinals built their "love nest" in a large crepe myrtle bush. It was the first and only time they have…

  • Category: Still Lifes  (11)

    I paint what is in my kitchen from time to time. A purchase of apples, green onions or even the honey pot and oil carafes that sit on my counter. My grandmothe…

    • The Potting Bench by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      July 15, 2012, 16:08

      This old potting bench sat among trees and plants at a local nursery. The wood was weathered and gray and the trowels were rusty from…

    • Lizard And Lemons by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      June 11, 2012, 10:36

      A  green stoneware vase with lizard sits on a reflective stainless steel table surrounded by juicy cut yellow lemons and lime.

    • Brown Eggs in Old Crock Bowl by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      May 22, 2012, 18:40

      Brown eggs lay among dried grasses in an antique bowl. I purchased this bowl many years ago from a friend who owned an antique store.

    • Autumn Harvest by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      May 12, 2012, 13:48

      A vibrant still life painting of an array of Autumn vegetables displayed on a red table. The pumpkin stands guard among the pomegranates,…

    • The Honey Pot by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:36

      Golden colored honey drizzles down the sides of the honey pot  and lays in a pool of sweetness as it flows from the honey dipper onto the…

    • My Morning Muffin by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:26

      A muffin for breakfast with nooks and crannies and jam! Oh boy! Delicious with a cup of tea. Another "still life" of my "every day life"…

    • Lovely Oil by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:26

      These lovely oil jars sit next to my stove. One is filled with olive oil, the other with canola. I use them so very often it wasn't until…

    • Gala Apples In Old Crock Bowl by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:23

      Lovely patterned gala apples with water droplets sit inside an antique crock bowl.

    • Fruit For Lunch by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:22

      When we lived in New England we went to the beach every weekend, weather permitting. One item I always included when packing our "beach…

    • Chilled Green Onions by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:18

      I always chill my green onions in this glass and set them in the fridge. This bunch looked so much like a bouquet of flowers when I took…

    • Cherry-licious by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:15

      On our downtown mall the local farmers hold an outdoor market. These cherries looked so beautiful and Cherry-licious with intense red…

  • Category: Beach Water Scenes  (22)

    My favorite beach in Milford Ct. is Silver Sand’s State Park. I loved our weekends spent there. I took hundreds of photos over four summers to create my…

    • Starfish and Mermaid Chips by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      May 15, 2012, 12:44

      A blue robin's egg sits among a lovely pastel painting of my favorite starfish and seashell collection.

    • Toddlers On The Shore by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:38

      These two little girls came often to the beach with their mom and dad. I happen to catch these toddlers on the shore just when they were…

    • The Little Fisherman by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:36

      This little fisherman with big sister standing by was adorable. Standing at the waters edge with his little plastic fishing pole in hand…

    • Sun And Fun At Silver Sands Beach by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:33

      My weekends at Silver Sands State Park Beach in Milford, CT are some of my happiest memories ever. Over four summers, I took hundreds of…

    • Shell Seekers by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:31

      Like my painting "shell collectors" this piece of Shell Seekers shows the activity of collecting shells. The little blonde haired girl was…

    • Shell Collectors by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:31

      A young boy and girl doing what many of us love most at the beach and that is collecting shells. The golden colors of the sand look lovely…

    • Seaside Stroll by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:31

      This lady passed by me on the beach while on her seaside stroll. Her lovely turquoise and blue dress along with her cane in hand made her…

    • Red Canoe by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:30

      On the beach we frequented in Connecticut people would often get off their sailboats in a smaller boat and row to shore. That was the…

    • Ready For A Tan by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:28

      As you can see from this painting a picture is worth a thousand words. She has her beach umbrella up, chair unfolded and all that needs to…

    • Reading By Sunlight by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:28

      The steely blue and white folded umbrella was my inspiration for this beach painting. I loved the way the shadows were reflected in each…

    • Never Without My Purse by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:27

      What lady would be caught dead without her purse? Her husband trudged through the sand in front of her loaded down with their beach day…

    • My Pail Your Pail by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:26

      It was the end of another day spent at the beach. The sun was slowly going down and the air became cooler. We were packing up our number of…

    • Little Blue Dinghy by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:25

      This painting of a little blue dinghy, colors reflected in water is meant to evoke peaceful, quiet thoughts. I tried to use every color…

    • Fetching Sea Water by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:21

      This was my first beach painting of children at Silver Sands Beach. These two children, fetching sea water, were the epitome of life at the…

    • Crocheted Beach Hats by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:19

      At the beach we frequented in New England these two little girls captured my interest. As I continued to watch them playing with their…

    • Caught By A Wave by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:14

      The photo of this lovely lady was the first I ever took at Silver Sands. At that time I didn't even own a digital camera. She had on a long…

    • Catching Minnows by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:13

      Catching minnows was my 2nd children's beach painting. I love the colors in this painting the most. There is something about the bright…

    • Beach Toys by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:11

      I still remember this little girl. She was so cute in her little denim shorts. She had so many beach toys in her little wagon they kept…

    • Beach Dreams by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:11

      This was my very first beach beauty painting. You can imagine what this lovely lady's beach dreams are of  with her ball-cap tipped over…

    • Beach Beauty by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:09

      This lady was so lovely at the beach. Her black bathing suit was a nice contrast in color to the soft sand color and the blue sky overhead.…

    • A Quiet Place by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:08

      Imagine yourself sitting on this bench on a breezy summers day. The only sound is the rippling of the water against the pier.

    • All American Beach Boys by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 28, 2011, 13:07

      These two little All American Beach Boys stood out on the beach among everyone else because of their bright red "radio flyer" shorts.…

  • Category: Photographic Art  (5)

    Art created with filters and textures. Some are simple photographs I use alone, others are combined with one of my works of art. My hope is that you enjoy the…

    • Marriage Cake by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      August 31, 2012, 12:27

      A page from an antique recipe book and one of my original oil paintings of an elderly couple walking on the beach toward the sunset is combined to create the…

    • Grandma's Colander by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      May 20, 2012, 11:09

      Sunshine reflects brightly on an old metal colander holding an onion alongside an antique crock on a dark wooden table. My grandmother…

    • Rainy Day Calla Lily by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      May 20, 2012, 11:03

      Soothing in it's visual effect, a deep pink calla lily with blue-green leaves is seen through rainy day  window glass.

    • Whispering Aztec by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      May 20, 2012, 11:03

      Two images merge beautifully to create a work of art that is not what it seems. It is so interesting what you can do with a favorite item …

    • Honey Pot and Daydreams by: Vicky Lee Watkins

      May 20, 2012, 11:03

      My "The Honey Pot" painting  is mingled with a  photo of a bee among  morning glory vines. The lack of color is what gives this work of photographic art…


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