Thursday, March 15, 2007

Rebecca's Garden

Rebecca's Garden
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
With spring break this week and the students off from classes as well as several days of 70sF weather, I've been able to leave the office before dark and spend a bit of time IN Rebecca's garden.

The other night I had 20 minutes to sketch before dinner, and so I stood in one small section sketching the flowering quince and spirea. The leaves of iris form a base around these shrubs, and though I didn't have time to sketch the other blooming plants, her bright yellow daffodils form sweet-smelling carpets throughout the property and were an incredible feast of eye-candy!

Twenty-minutes was simply NOT long enough to enjoy this breath of spring.


Anonymous said...

Well you sure accomplished a lot and did it well in 20 min. But you're right -- the cats and I enjoyed having all the windows open the last two days until rain moved in yesterday afternoon. A promise of things to come.

SiouxSue said...

Beautiful, Lin. A happy picture of spring.

E-J said...

A real suggestion of spring, and very pretty.

Christeen said...

Where's this garden of Rebecca's? Can I come and paint there? I have landscape envy! *smiles* This is SO pretty. Amazing what you can do in 20 minutes!

Linda said...

Beautiful job with this, Lin! So springy! :-)

Jana Bouc said...

This is gorgeous and so fresh! It's a real treat seeing your paintings from life now that the weather is better and you're not having to work from photos.