Thursday, March 03, 2011


Forsythia  by linfrye
Forsythia a photo by linfrye on Flickr.
1/8 sheet
Arches 140#CP

The Arboretum has become a daily source of eye-candy as spring's warming weather and longer daylight hours deepen the season.

Our forsythia, found throughout the property, seem to herald the Spring and brighten each garden they adorn. I painted a mere sprig of the lush shrub, focusing a bit more (though loosely) on those 'yellow bells' as they're called here in the south.

Yellow seems to be the color this week as daffodils and dandelions join the flower parade. And though our mornings tend to require a jacket, by afternoon, we are walking around with sweaters.

We're still being cautious about planting our vegetables, though. Our region of North Carolina has been known to experience a freeze, ice and snow in April ... but for now - we are relishing each and every blossom -- and the chance to leave our coats in the closet!

Have a great day!


Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Good Morning Lin,

How wonderful,you are seeing signs of spring. I love your Forsythia, yellow with compliment color of purple it's excellent. Our forsythia's should blossom in the next few weeks.

Joan said...

I just love it when all the forsythia along the parkway here starts to bloom and you're surrounded by yellow! Lovely painting of yours.

NY is cold again (19 this am) and windy. I can't wait for a bit milder weather. I'm heading down to a workshop in Myrtle Beach next weekend...hope it is warmer there.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Lin. I can smell the fragrance from here. I really like the yellow Forsythia against the bluish background!

Sunny but cold here today; more rain on the way so am enjoying the sun while I can.
Big hugs,

freebird said...

Beautiful. Love the color treatment.