Thursday, April 03, 2008

Wisteria and Arch


Wisteria and Arch
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Yesterday was nice and quiet compared to the last few days ... so I could work a bit more relaxed (and with a bit more time!) on this one.

I noticed in my travels around our area, that the wisteria is in full bloom, but time did not permit me to stop to sketch or even photograph. So I assembled this sketch from several copyright free images, some observations I made while driving, and a bit of imagination.

BTW, did you know the flowers of wisteria were edible? But NOT the seeds -- those are highly toxic ...

7 comments:

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful composition. I think it's incredible that you can just take a series of different scenes and ideas and make your own scene. This one looks so inviting. I'd like to be sitting close to or under that tree, just inside the walls, with a book and a glass of iced tea!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Tami said...

Great job! I miss my Wisteria! No, I didn'k know the flowers were edible, interesting fact...

Teri C said...

It is amazing what that bit of purple does for the whole beautiful composition!!

PNH said...

Gosh, your wiisteria blooms so much earlier than ours. My neighbor has a beautiful vine and I have painted it several times but not until May. Your painting is lovely and colorful

Brenda Y said...

A very inviting composition -- I love wisteria and you've done a fantastic job painting this one!

Felicity said...

Beautifully done Lin! Our Wisteria is nowhere near flowering yet.

Beegirl said...

This is lovely. I am lagging behind in my Flickr"ing". Your blog is lovely! Just wanted to to stop by and say :: hello ::

Leigh