I am thrilled beyond measure that so many of my blossoms have survived the last blast of rain, wind and below freezing temps - including those of my apple tree. Though we got only a few fruits from this particular tree, the large deer populations in my neighborhood seemed to be the beneficiaries of 'the fruits of my labor!' lol
Still, there is something so breathtaking to arrive home after a long week of work and find bright pink blossoms on these gnarly trees.
I seem to be playing with different approaches to watercolor these days - my attempt here to be somewhat detailed, somewhat abstract in some areas of the painting. My husband prefers more 'detail/botanical art' - but I am enjoying more the splash and splatter of the medium while still achieving a recognizable image ....
My workweek is wonky this month with odd days off, some weekend work, and quite a number of late nights ... still, the sun is shining, we're due for another warm-up, and the flowers are cheerful ...
Monday, April 04, 2011
My Apple Tree