Sunday, April 04, 2010

Inspired by Tulips - HAPPY EASTER!

Daily Practice

Though I enjoyed painting the other tulips in a more traditional style - I really felt the need to splatter and splash -- and so worked on these as well. I really loved playing with lost and found edges, and 'finding' a tulip here, a leaf there.'

We spent several hours yesterday hiking the Eno River State Park - a part of the park we haven't visited since BEFORE we were married! Changes -- oh yes -- but what wonderful sounds of gurgling and tumbling water (even saw a fly fisherman and kayakers). There were so many boulders that we had fogotten about, bluets and violets carpeting the fields -- and the weather couldn't have been more wonderful! We stopped a bit for a plein air attempt and Charles played his mandolin while I tried to simplify what was before me. It was an utterly delightful day ....!

Happy Easter!!


Lorraine said...

It sounds like an utterly delightful day. So happy that you and Charles had such a pleasant time. It's a great time of year to be out and enjoying the weather, especially after the long winter and several false springs!

I love what you painted. The tulips are there and the riot of color in the whole painting is magnificent. But there is still that feeling of playfulness and experimentation that came out just right!

Thank you for sharing your lovely day with everyone. I could hear, smell, and feel it all!

Teri C said...

What a beautiful image Lin. Your spatters is just wonderful.