Friday, June 27, 2014

fresh from the garden

Here’s what’s blooming in the gardens this week.


I have one bed that is just wildflowers. Some are perennials; some just reseed themselves and show up again. I’m always surprised what pops each year.


Some are weeds but I give them the benefit of the doubt for a little while. If they’re flowering weeds, sometimes they get to stay. Others are asked to leave (yank!)


Thanks for stopping by…have a great weekend…happy Paint Party Friday!

22 comments:

  1. Oh you have created so many many wonderful illustrations within the last days. I quickly visited your blog every morning for breakfast but couldn't leave a coment because I had to hurry up for work. I am currently moving from one department to another and will start my new job on Tuesday and so I was terribly busy with handovers on so on. But looking at all your great and fresh summerpaintings and icad pictures was always such a relaxing break :) And I love these flowers!!!!

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    1. thanks stefanie!! good luck with the new job :)

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  2. Beautiful flowers, they look great! Valerie

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  3. I love your flower paintings! What watercolors do you use to get such amazingly vivid bright hues? Happy PPF

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    1. thanks! most of the colors i like are American Journey brand. A few Da Vinci on the palette, too. I like to keep layering colors 4 or 5 times to get a nice vivid color.

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  4. Really pretty, vibrant water colors.

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  5. Really like your beautiful whimsy flowers! Happy PPF

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  6. Wonderful art. I love all your flowers, weeds or not.

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    1. yes, sometimes weeds are just as pretty!

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  7. I was tickled pink when your flowers popped up on my screen! I like your garden paintings best! Thank you for sharing! ♥♥♥

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    1. yes, you know i LOVE to paint flowers!

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  8. You must have gorgeous flower beds, based on the wondrous flower print you've created in your painting. Happy PPF and Blessings!

    http://arnoldolromero.blogspot.com/2014/06/yearnings.html

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    1. we do have lots of flowers here. my husband works at a nursery and tends to bring home new things to plant all the time. it's quite a hodge lodge garden but very colorful.

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  9. Sue! Your gorgeous blooms make my heart happy!! I particularly enjoy the bits of white on your flower petals - It makes them look even more fresh! I try to do that but invariably get carried away with the paint. Your control of this messy medium is amazing!!

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    1. thanks michelle! yes, leaving white as I paint was a hard lesson to learn!

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  10. Gorgeous... this is such a happy piece!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Very nicely done. I like the weeds. LOL Your garden is full of summer color.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  12. Love this! Gardens are so inspiring, and your style is so bright and cheerful.

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