Monday, March 13, 2006

My Forsythia


When I returned home from running errands today, the bright lemon-butter yellow of my forsythia just about blinded me. It's in full bloom and just getting its green leaves.

16 comments:

Donn said...

Wow! What a great painting on the blue background. Looks like your forsythia is doing quite well. We planted 2 here, but they aren't too big yet. Did take some photos of what did bloom, have yet to try sketching them. We're on the borderline of forsythia here. They require cold weather to bloom properly and where we are located, it can go either way. It usually doesn't stay cold long enough for them, but hopefully we'll get some bloom.
Donn

Carol Bonomo said...

This is lovely. The background looks like fabric? The whole thing looks like spring.

Linda said...

Yes -- SPRING! Wonderful job depicting this forsythia!

Bonny said...

I love your flowering forsythia. Did you paint the background, or is it fabric, or canvas.... It looks so even in colour!!! Beautiful painting!

Penny said...

The forsythia is beautiful. What a wonderful painting -- and I, too, love the background blue!!

Laura said...

Between the forsythia, the redbuds and those everpresent(too much of a good thing) Bradford pears, we've got a whole lotta blossom going on down here ;D. Love the yellow against blue blossoms you painted, Ms. L!

Terri said...

Wow. I have to get me some coloured paper to paint on. That looks amazing. Just beautiful Lin, and I can almost smell the spring air as you describe it. :o)

Penny said...

I love your spring flowers, we are in the early part of autumn but nothing is turning yet, my summer flowers are almost overwhelming. We dont have a very cold winter so spring isnt as interesting as it is with you. Gorgeous flowers Penny in Sout Australia

Sioux said...

Oh, Lin, I love the forsythia bush. Beautiful!

Brenda said...

Yeah, forsythia!!!! My springtime favorite.

Karen said...

Lovely and bright!

Marilyn said...

Reminds me of Tennessee. I love forsythia. Unfortunately cannot grow it in Southern California - does not get cold enough here.

Kathleen Marie said...

I had one of these in my yard growing up. It was always the clear indication that Spring had arrived when I saw that glorious burst of color! Lovely!

Rayna said...

Lin - what a wonderful color combination! Here in NJ we are expecting more snow - it would make a very monochromatic picture, indeed:-/ Your site cheers me right up!

Cin said...

these are so cheery and bright they just shout out "it's spring!", Lin, this post and in all your others, your enthusiasm and love of drawing is so contageous, it's wonderful to read!

Loretta said...

What a lovely bit of spring! They are all my fave colors = I just bought fabric to slipcover the sofa in that exact shade of blue.