Thursday, March 27, 2008

Double Daffs, azalea and weeping cherry

Super super busy time here .... meetings, tours, preparations for the plant sale, ends of grants, reports, summer registrations, advising, etc., etc.

The push and pull from one obligation to the next makes the DESIRE to sit and paint and lose myself in the concentration of line and color and shadow nearly impossible to fulfil .... and I have to keep reminding myself that during the week, I must be satisified if I can accomplish a quick sketch and a dab of color ... but I so long for the quiet that painting affords!!! SIGH

Yesterday was an important meeting for us and we bedecked the meeting space with cut flowers from the grounds - bright pinky/purple azalea blossoms, several magnificent daffodills with centers like carnations -- the orange and white and yellow looking much like a bowl of scrambled eggs, and a sprig from the weeping cherry tree ... a cascade of white/pink petals ....

I tried to sketch a bit at lunch, but was interrupted with phone and students; stayed after everyone went home and was again met with more students, to arrive at the B&B with more company there ... so a pen and wash was about all I could manage without pulling out my hair! LOL

We're due for some cooler temps Saturday and Sunday and I've my fingers crossed to try this bouquet again ...

10 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

I don't know how you do it, Lin! I don't have half as much to do and I can't keep my head above water. And your painting skills improve from day to day!

Joan said...

You used your limited time well on this one. You captured the essence of this one perfectly!

Lorraine said...

It's lovely Lin. One time years ago I bought a box of blank cards. On the front were sketched flowers, each card different, and only one or two blossoms were colored. It was an interesting concept. Yours is much lovlier though!
Hugs,
Lorraine

africantapestry said...

It sounds as if you're running a hectic time there Lin..but I can understand it, being spring and summer on its way... Hope the weekend gives you a break to get down to some "relaxing" concentration with your paints...always nice to see your flower paintings!
Ronell

Robyn said...

I've just realised I have no idea what you actually do, Lin (apart from painting delightful watercolours). Anyway you certainly always sound very busy and I so admire the amount of painting you actually manage to fit in. This is such a beautiful bunch of Spring.;

Sandy said...

Oh another lovely spring time sketch

Linda said...

Beautiful! You are a wonder -- you should consider teaching a time management course!!
;-D

Tami said...

This is great for such a limited time. I hope you get you still, quiet painting time you are longing for, this weekend.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Oh, so pretty. I agree with Casey, you really are doing some great work. Your flowers are so pretty and I would have thought that spring was here until it snowed here yesterday and today.

Teri C said...

Beautiful flowers and I also wonder how you find the time.