Sunday, June 05, 2011

Pale Poppies

Pale Poppies by linfrye
Pale Poppies, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

With the spring rains we've had, the gardens continue to bloom and I am jaw-dropped each time I walk through my own garden as well as those we visit through the Arboretum.

Our visit to Montrose Gardens several weeks ago still serves as inspiration for me. These pale, lavender poppies were such a sight at those Gardens - that I just HAD to paint them! These five were merely a small cluster of hundreds that were in only 'one' of the gardens - all filled with poppies!

My own garden is yielding surprise after surprise. I tossed out several packages of flower seeds last year, and this year, so many of those seeds are growing and I eagerly await their blooming to even identify some of them!

The festival yesterday was an absolute delight! Many, many people, decent sales, good music - including a spontaneous jam that Charles was able to join - a booking for another display - and so many new friends and wonderfully shared ideas. The weather was terrific - warm - but not as blistery as early last week, and the tent we had worked well to keep the heat off us as well as the paintings.

I have one more art festival next week and many items to replace before then - another busy Sunday.

Hope your Sunday is wonderful!


Lorraine said...

Lavender poppies -- another new one to me!
This is so delicate and gorgeous Lin. I love it! I studied each curl and shape of each bloom -- they are all so well done and so beautifully shaded. BRAVO.

And congrats on having some sales. Sounds like a terrific day for you and Charles.

Rest up today and enjoy bask in your success.
Big hugs,

Teri C said...

Awesomely beautiful!