Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Anemone Duke Gardens

Spring Anemone Duke Gardens by linfrye
Spring Anemone Duke Gardens a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP
WC/Unryu Rice Paper

It was amazing to see just how many people were at Duke Gardens this weekend! The warm weather brought so many to the gardens that it was challening to even find a place to park!

Jodi and I walked through the White garden and I was surprised to find it being relandscaped and we very few flowers at that moment, and the same fevered activity was going on throughout the rose garden. The perennial beds were cut back and waiting for more time to pass before they would grow into their spaces -- BUT the Italianate garden and Asian gardens were in their glory! Saucer magnolias, hyacinths, pansies, plums, tulips, daffodils and more were all abloom and what an array of color and scent! Temps were in the 70s and sunbathers, joggers, photographers, children and retirees were all taking advantage of the day. These anemonies were spoted, along with snowdrops and bloodroot, along one of the woodland trails.

We sat in the sunshine along one of the walls to paint, but had to move when the gardeners began testing the irrigation .... talking about 'water' color! LOL

The beautiful sunshine and warm weather has continued to grace the weekend ... one more day to enjoy it!

Hope you have a chance to get outdoors!


Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness Lin. Just when I think I've seen it all, you come out with something even more beautiful. I think this painting is an all time favorite. I love the colors, the detailed flowers and the texture -- oh that texture! I'm glad you didn't get to paint in the "other gardens," otherwise we might not have been "gifted" with this absolutely gorgeous painting. Can you tell I love, love, love it!!!

So glad you had a good painting day and got out to enjoy the nice weather. Our temps were much cooler but we did have sun and the crispness of a spring day.
Big hugs,

freebird said...

Very pretty. So soft but bright at the same time. Interesting texture from the paper.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Lin, I agree with Lorraine, it's beautiful. Happy to hear you are enjoying the wonderful weather.

All the best to you

Teri C said...

Very soft and beautiful Lin!