Monday, May 14, 2007

Mother's Day Freesia


Mother's Day Freesia
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
Flowers to celebrate Mother's Day -- a gift to my daughter and I from my dear husband.

I was first introduced to freesias in the late 1960s when I spent a year in Germany --- they were a gift then too -- and I fell in love with their glorious fragrance. I've grown a few when I had more time to spend in my small greenhouse .... but I LOVE their unusual form to say nothing of their heady perfume!

14 comments:

Dave said...

They do have the most amazing scent, don't they. I do love your style of drawing flowers; really lovely.

Robyn said...

Lin - I'm green with envy. My Freesias haven't come up and I doubt they will now. I so wanted to paint some. Yours are stunning. I loved reading the results of your tag. He was obviously besotted, that husband of yours, to trust a weed salad. I wish I could identify what is edible, because I'm sure our garden here is full of great salad stuff apart from what we have planted.

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful work, as always, Lin. I'm glad you had a nice mother's day.

Africantapestry said...

Gorgeous drawing of these freesias..you almost captured the fragrance as well! It stirs the memory of their heady perfume.
Beautiful
ronell

Anonymous said...

You've done it again! Flowers really are your forte! Beautiful piece of work. Isn't about time to come out of those sketch books and do some paintings for framing, cards, etc. I think you are there and more!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teri C said...

Love the flowers! Your colors are bright and happy like the flowers!

phthaloblu said...

You're tagged, Lin! Go to Art by Anita to see what to do next. http://artbyanita.blogspot.com/2007/05/tagyoure-it.html

Enjoy!

E-J said...

You've painted them beautifully, Lin - I can smell them from here!!

I got freesias for Mother's Day too (which is in March, here in the UK).

Sandy said...

Great sketch, and I love fresia. The 8 info entires are quite fun (I love black licorice too)!

Alina Chau said...

This is lovely!!

Sandy said...

Thanks Lin for the advice on myfiddlestix blog geranium sketch - you are right - I need direction - thank you so much
Sandy

Serena said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the pot also. Well done, Lin ~

Genine said...

Wonderful drawing of the freesia.
Like Serena said the pot looks great too. Love the color!

phthaloblu said...

What a wonderful drawing and Great memory, too!