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Friday, February 1, 2008

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Hosta in Bloom, 7 x 7.5" watercolor/acrylic on paper

Last night, we got about 8" of additional snow. This morning, after the subsequent shoveling, I'm feeling ready for some green and some lushness ... not that the snow isn't beautiful - but I'm a warm weather kind of girl! I really miss my garden in late January and early February!

I started this painting a few days ago - it has been awhile since I worked in water color. I started with water color then finished up with acrylic used as a water media. It is done on 300 lb. water color paper. This came from a photo I did in the summer in my front garden. This particular hosta is large and very beautiful in bloom. Today - I'm looking forward to June when it is back in bloom!

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7 comments:

artisticvision said...

I love the contrast you used here. Even though you're hankerin' for Spring, this piece has a Wintery feel to it. Of course, it's probably just the green and white working together; very crisp and clean.

doudy said...

Yes I agree the contrast between the background and the leaves especially...the green is Great Very well done :)

Helen Read said...

Thanks artisticvision and doudy!
I was also drawn to the contrast between the darks and lights in the photo!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a strong, lovely painting! I too love the contrast, and the play of light. Your leaves look so very real!
xo Lidy

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Anna said...

Guess who is ready for spring too, lol, - Helen. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and this very green painting. Anna :)

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful painting...the colors are very vibrant. I followed you from Lidy's blog (french garden house), while blog hopping this evening!

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