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Monday, May 26, 2014

In Bloom

In bloom in the garden right now, after being in Toronto last weekend I realize how far ahead our gardens are on the coast. Spent the weekend planting tomato's, potatoes, cucumbers and more + flowers of course....
And painting of course! Top painting a bouquet, second a pattern which do you prefer?For illustration Friday universe....a big stretch....flowers are the universal messenger of love and affection?

 The cottage is dripping in wisteria!
The inspiration for the paintings fresh from the garden. For the seasonal flower alliance

Picking the first of the sweet peas, Icelandic poppies and peonies. Not sure of the name of the pink round flowers? They have a lovely scent.
Prints are available in the shop

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spring Voyage of Peonies & Euphorbia

 Peonies & Euphorbia spring passages. Happy Mothers Day! Was nice to hear from both my children today and have one over for dinner. Flowers below for the Seasonal Flower Alliance challenge in bloom this week lilac, euphorbia (my favourite) last of the tulips, bracken and 2 beautiful tree peony bloom from my friend Susan's garden! The inspiration for the painting.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tulip & Euphorbia & Bouquet Challenge



 New painting, print available Picking up on the Seasonal Flower Alliance
a challenge that I am aspiring to take up with the added challenge of painting some part of the bouquet each week!


Seasonal flowers from the garden, tulips, bluebells, cornflower, hard geranium, nine bark, nodding onion and my fave euphorbia (the deer don't eat it!!!!)