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Fig Tree

Our little fig tree produced four little figs too late in the season. Just not enough time for them to mature. Maybe next year. It's leaves have started to fall and the shape of them was inspiration to do a watercolor!

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I think I like it better this way

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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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