Monday, February 20, 2012

Bright Pansies

Bright Pansies by linfrye
Bright Pansies, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

It's been a weekend of 'go-out-ing' - dinner on Friday where we met some friends for a really nice, chatty, dinner; a folk art show on Saturday where we also met some friends for lunch, long drives in the country and temperatures that had us in sweaters. Flowers abounded - daffodils, Lenten Roses, and pansies everywhere! Wonderful pansy colors to delight the eye --- dark purples, blues, yellows, oranges, creams and red/burgundy ... inspring these bright flowers.

Sunday was a day of rain ... a good day to relax. Rain turned to sleet and then to the hush of snow as I continued my flower paintings ...I took some photos - barely a dusting at picture-taking time - with a bit more snow to fall during the night. I was so excited to see snow falling -- the first for this winter --and while it can't compare to the rest of the world's record snowfalls ... for this snow-starved wee one, I was thrilled! LOL This morning, we had to scrape the 2" from our steps, the lawn is covered -- but darn, the roads are clear and it's off to another week of work. Sigh.

Despite the BRIEF dip into snow and winter, temperatures this week return to spring - with the end of the week to reach 70F ... so we'll be seeing more of the spring flower-parade ....and probably more and more flower paintings as these beauties rarely fail to inspire me.

But in my dreams, I still hope for one REAL snowfall ... before all the meadows are covered in color ... just one REAL snowfall .....

Have a great week!


maria said...

u like your painting, the colours are so beautiful
greetings maria

Teri Casper said...

Another gorgeous painting!! Wow!

Joan T said...

Wonderful colors and looseness to this!!! It is a beauty! I had to laugh at the "snow" photos. Not exactly what you were hoping for. lol Enjoy!

Katiejane said...

Oh! This is just the shot of color that I needed. It's been so gray and rainy and snowy here for so long and I yearn for some colorful flowers. Thanks!