Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dreaming of Queen Anne


Dreaming of Queen Anne
Originally uploaded by linfrye
9" x 12"
Arches140#CP

Seems like the full moon was only moments ago, and yet as I drove in to work on this crispy morning, the moon was almost at the half ... the days seemingly passing in a blur of work and teaching.

We ended our class late again last night and today's an early day with our new Plant a Row for the Hungry volunteers. Today we teach about the miracle of seeds and how to plant them indoors - then proceed to the greenhouse where we'll continue our preparations for the new gardening season as spring fast approaches.

I painted this loose, splashy, abstraction of Queen Anne's Lace a few weeks back ... loving the play of splashed paint, water, color, scraping and splatter. These humble flowers were part of our class last night as we talked about how important they were for attracting beneficial insects to one's garden. They're also one of our first 'carrots' - the root being the progenitor of those bright orange vegetables we eat today!

Off to ready for another class -- have a great day!

5 comments:

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Lin, your florals are great. It's time to start painting flowers. Love your Queen Anne flowers.

Lorraine said...

Well I've tried to post this three times and it hasn't taken so hope it doesn't show up three times eventually.

I love the abstract quality of this one and especially the colors. And the dreamy quality. I didn't realize they were part of the carrot family or that they provide such a service in our environment. They have been one of my favorite wildflowers since childhood.

Good luck with all you have to do today.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Joan said...

If this doesn't make you feel like spring is in the wings, I don't think anything will. Lovely!!!

Enjoy your day!

Teri C said...

Oh this is SO pretty and almost abstract.

Sandy said...

We are all longing for spring, and what better way to visit than our sketchbooks - lovely Lin, I can almost smell their woodsie scent.