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Daydreaming!

While cleaning out my studio, I found some really old watercolor paper. I had two sheets left in a pad of Strathmore Neptune watercolor tints. I don’t even think they make this paper anymore. So I started to play with and just went with the flow. Very happy with the results. It must be all that sunshine out there today.

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Spring flowers...

I was picking some daffodils when I found this delicate and pretty flower! I had no idea what it was but I thought it would go well in my bouquet. A friend on FB let me know it was a Spring Snowflake. Another flower with nature's beauty!

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Daffodils and spring....

With the need for social distancing and unwanted cold weather in April, I have been searching the garden for any signs of spring. The daffodils are spectacular this year and I cut a few of them to bring spring into my studio.

Over the years, I have painted more daffodils than I can count, but each time I do, I find there is always another way to approach painting them. These Daffodils have the wonderful orange trumpets heralding the coming of spring. I wanted to highlight their drama and color in some way and I hope I accomplished that in this painting!

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The finished painting...

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Hyacinths...

I had one plant, just one hyacinth plant bloom this year. I love the scent of hyacinth and cut them to bring spring into my kitchen. This one was a stark white flower against dark luscious green. So I have been cutting just one sprig at a time and putting it into a small vase in the window over my kitchen sink.

How could I resist painting this delicate flower?

Answer...I couldn't. I decided it warranted a botanical approach because this sprig of flowers was so perfect in every way.

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This is the finished painting.

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Forsythia is blooming....

I always look forward to the sight of my Forsythia blooming, as it is a sure sign of the beginning of spring. Since we are all in lock down, I decided to lift my spirits with making a watercolor of some branches I cut from my garden.

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This is the finished painting.
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Roses.....

I bought a pretty bouquet of yellow roses and it was a joy to watch them open up to beautiful blossoms. Since the weather has been a little dreary, they brightened my day. How could I not resist the temptation of sketching one with my watercolor brush?

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Fall flowers....

My hubby bought me a bouquet of fall flowers and I put them on the kitchen table. At every meal, I would study the white Alstroemeria and marvel at their beauty. I just had to try and capture them in watercolor!

So I brought them up to my studio and had a wonderful time painting them. This time I didn't draw them or work on a composition ahead of time. I was too impatient to just capture the feel of them. I worked around the white areas and then painted in the flowers.

I added the golden brown mums for color, just like the bouquet.

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