Sunday, May 13, 2012

Garden Perch & Emerging Blooms

I'm almost finished with my 10" x 10" Bearded Iris and bluebird painting "Garden Perch".  I started it this week and all the details are completed now, everything is done except the background....I'll get rolling on that this coming week.  I'm really enjoying seeing my paintings on a white background at first, I like the clean crisp look that lets the main subject matter "pop". 

We finally started to have some sunny weather again this week which allowed me to do lots of garden clean up and got me out there with my camera as well, to get photos of what is currently blooming.

I still have to plant annuals for this year but hope to get a jump start on that this week.  Lots of colorful, beautiful blooms in the garden this spring to inspire creativity.

I hope no matter what area you live in, you are enjoying some lovely blooms that will inspire you to be creative this week.


Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

Your Irises are beautiful - both the real ones and especially your artwork! Stopping by from Blogging Buddies.

Christie Cottage said...

Beautiful work!

Happy Mother's Day!


Miss Val's Creations said...

I love "Garden Pearch" Ruth! So sweet! Your flowers look so pretty. My iris patches are small and spread out on my property. Over the years I hope they expand themselves so there are more blooms in each grouping! I love your pink bloom. :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Ruth,
Your new painting is BEAUTIFUL! Such bright and cheery colors and I love the subject matter :) Your flowers are looking wonderful...don't you wish the blooms would last all summer...sigh. Oh well. I hope your week is a beautiful warm sunny one.
Maura :)

NeereAnDear said...

Hey there ... I so love this painting ... the highlights bring it to life ...

And your garden !! So beautiful !! The Iris colors are gorgeous ... I can see you garden with pride ... beautiful ... !


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, Love your painting and it does really pop on the white background, but I know it will be gorgeous with your finish too.

Your garden flowers look fabulous. So glad you had a nice weekend in the garden. I know it is lots of work, but so worth it.
Thank you for sharing your blooms and the progress of your painting.

So nice to see you today. Happy Creating.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Anna said...

Hi Ruth,
It is fun to see your images against white and it will be interesting to see what color you choose for the background. Love the richness of the colors!
Warm and sunny here finally:) Loving it.
Have a great week.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

Lovely to come over here for a visit!
Loving your new work!! also love your beautiful photos, winter is nearly upon us over here in Australia!

Happy Painting to you :)

SuziesImaginarium said...

Beautiful! I love the background colors you chose! Following you now from the blogging buddies team on etsy