Sunday, March 21, 2010

Inspired by Plum Blossoms

Inspired by Plum Blossoms
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

Our idea to visit the gardens yesterday was indeed popular! Sarah Duke Gardens was busy! Two weddings, tons of sunbathers (it reach 78F yesterday -- yes, unusual for us too), picnickers, bikers, families, walkers - you name it -- apparently it was THE place to be.

And how beautiful it was! Tulips, daffodils, redbuds, maples, chestnuts, flowering magnolias and every manner of flowering plum tree were all in full glory. The scents were heady!

I wanted to 'play' a bit with my painting last night and so splattered water across the page, and then 'threw' in various colors. After they dried, I 'found' some flowers, darkened some areas, added yellow for a highlight... and the whole thing reminded me of a close up of the tons of plum blossoms we had enjoyed during the day.

Today promises to be as nice as yesterday - and I think I'm in for a bit more Vitamin D.

Have a great time today!


Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness; how beautiful and creative. I love love love the colors and love what you achieved with your method. Truly a winner! And such a wonderful "picture" of your day to go along with the lovely word picture you provided -- along with scents and sunshine. Thanks for making my morning so cheerful!

Joan said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I think the blossoms you saw all day somehow "found" their way into your painting. I like the method you used.

Places here were filled with people enjoying the sunshine yesterday. We have one more nice day today, but rain is expected tomorrow.

Enjoy your Sunday!!!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Stunning blossoms...!!! I love those pinks!
Ronell xx