Friday, December 07, 2012

Gardenias for Emily

Gardenias for Emily by linfrye
Gardenias for Emily, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12" Watercolor
Arches 140#CP

No baby yet --- but we're all sleeping with the phone by our bedsides just waiting for the 'we're at the hospital' phonecall ...

Meantime, I'm painting 'requests' from my grandchildren for Christmas. My granddaughter, Emily, has asked for 'white flowers' from a shrub she saw this summer. We finally identified 'which' of the white flowers were her favorites, and thus it was gardenias. We'll frame and wrap the painting today. Quite truthfully, I am honored than an eight-year-old would ask for a painting from me for a gift ...truly....

Our weather continues its unseasonable warming trend of 60s and 70s with only a few days between those mild temperatures that drop us into the 40s for a single day or two. For the most part, it's been quite a warm start to winter. We're also in the midst of a mild drought -- not a good way to begin another year. Still, it's a pleasure to wear only a light jacket outdoors.

It's also time to start the gift wrapping and final package sending ... the days do fly ..

Hope you have a marvelous weekend!


Lorraine said...

Oh the painting is lovely Lin and perfect for sweet Emily. Yes, it is an honor when an 8 year old recognizes that her Nona paints so beautifully and asks for a painting of a certain flower. This is so delicate and beautiful. I am sure she will love growing up with it and enjoy it all her life.

We had a very warn start to Dec but now are in the dank, cold, rainy season! For several days. While, it was nice while it lasted and we do need the rain as you do.

Big hugs,

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Lin - this is a beautiful painting. I love white flowers and you have an amazing ability to make them stand out from the background. Hope your new baby arrives soon. Take care and God Bless. -