Monday, March 12, 2007

In Bloom


In Bloom
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
Leaving South Carolina this weekend, I feel like I've left Spring behind. As I drove through that state, I saw Bradford pears, Saucer Magnolias, Azaleas, various cherry trees -- all in vivid bloom.

At home, clearly two gardening zones away, my garden was still hibernating. Still, with temperatures in the balmy 60sF, I found that the rosemary was in beautifiul blue flower, a bit more of the Daphne had opened (and was INCREDIBLY fragrant), and the spirea was just opened.

Spring IS coming!

14 comments:

Jana Bouc said...

I love the color and detail in this one and the brilliant light you always seem to capture so well. You're so good at stopping before it's overworked.

Laura said...

Just love all the colors in the vase---perfect use of the watercolor medium! This is luminous and springlike, just as you'd hoped.

caseytoussaint said...

I agree - the vase is just beautifully done. Very nice painting.

Lynn said...

Wow, this is amazing. The vase is especially well done with the reflections. You should be really proud of this one.

Linda said...

Lin, this is a really great painting -- what a great arrangement!

Marilyn said...

These happen to be my favorite colors (at least for today). The shadow is as pretty as the base, and I like the colors you used to show the reflection. Nice.

Penny said...

This vase of flowers is very nice, Lyn. I especially like the way the light reflects in the vase!

Terri said...

Oh I love the shadowing and shading in this Lin. Just gorgeous!

Teri C said...

Oh my goodness, it is gorgeous Lin!!! The reflection, the colors, the compostion! Great!!

Emma Pod said...

Your floral paintings are so pretty and so well done. The colors are really vibrant and look like spring!

Felicity said...

Beautiful! Love the purple shadow! And I love how you've been using those really deep values recently!

gingermoggy said...
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gingermoggy said...

Oh! Bother! Just had to re-write this 'cos of typos! - sorry! I love your purple shadows and the pallette you have chosen for the composition.
Jules.

Anonymous said...

Umm, so nicely shaded on both vase and around it. You seem to be in a "purple" mood this spring!!! It looks good in all your paintings.
Hugs,
Lorraine