Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sketchbook Tuesday - Sunshine

In a vase, on our kitchen table anyway. Because I am not going to talk about the snow, ice, freezing rain, sleet, and snow, anymore. The only winter weather we haven't had so far is high winds. But now BLIZZARD conditions are in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow with 55 mph winds gusting to 70 miles an hour. So good. We can check that one off our winter weather events too.

But back to the sunshine. Kiddo's science lessons have been all about plants. Last week it was learning the parts of a flower. The Professor picked up some cheerful yellow gladiolus so she could examine the flower parts with a magnifying glass. With out winter palette of white and gray, it is so nice to have a bit of sunshine blossoms gracing our table.

24 comments:

Dragana Savkov - Bajić said...

Beautiful painting, I love that shining yellow! Love your blog and your other paintings!

nanke's stuff said...

Oh,this painting warmed my heart. 10" of snow falling right now out my window here in the mitten. Seeing these lovely flowers just made me happy. Thank you! nancy

Peachtreeart said...

aaaahhhh...nothing like yellow to perk up my mood and give me hope that spring is around the corner!

Anonymous said...

Isn't science FUN??? *L* and BEAUTIFUL....what a great painting Ann!! deni.....;)

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Beautiful gladiola! Love the color.
We have managed to side step most of the snow here in NH, at least until tomorrow.
Thanks for sharing the glow.

Martine said...

Lovely page with glorious colours ! Thanks, Ann for sharing a little bit of sunny art with us !

marancat said...

What a lovely sketch - a reminder that spring is on the way. Just a sprinkling of snow here today -I think we have just about seen the last of it.

Ellen Read said...

Thanks for the sunshine! Just what my eye needed!

Jennifer Rose said...

nice and bright sketch :D love the yellow colour

Teresa said...

Even for someone who loves winter like I do.... the sight of these gorgeous yellow glads was so refreshing when the page opened before me.

Beautiful job, Ann!

bendelachanal said...

Your winter sounds familiar and a flower is a needed view, beautiful and cheerful drawing

AutumnLeaves said...

Such a gorgeous spray of sunshine you've given me this cold morning!

PAMO said...

Yes, yes, yes!! Keep drawing the sunshine- it helps. Well done!

phthaloblu said...

These are so beautiful to see especially since this winter is being so long and annoying. I love your composition and the colors are just so warm and shining. A real feel good piece. BTW, my son is almost done. If you need a microscope, I have one. :)

Sandra said...

OK, I won't complain that the ground was a bit soft as I played a round of golf on Monday here in northern California. Hope that the flowers helped to brighten your mood.

raena said...

Our sun finally came out yesterday and some blooms on our tulip tree opened. I sat outside, even though a bit chilly still, put my face up to the sun and soaked it all in. It was the best feeling! Possible sleet tonight, but I think yesterday will pull me through. Wonderful painting. And nice of the professor to bring home a bit of sunshine!

Carol said...

Oh, What beautiful flowers...I long for warm weather: Great hands on learning too. I'm sure you little one enjoyed it.

My word verification is fleur..(flower in french)....How cool is that!

Janene said...

I love the lovely loose way you captured the blossoms. Very expressive!

Alex said...

Just lovely! :) I love the colors, and the way you colored them.

Laurel Neustadter said...

These are beautiful. Wonderful color and composition.

Dan Kent said...

Very beautiful - it is paintings like this that makes me see why watercolors are called translucent!

Ann said...

Wow - thanks everyone for all of the lovely comments!

Sherie, I emailed you :-)

Krista Meister said...

Aww, what a nice story.... and I agree, not one more word about winter, Winter does not deserve our attention. Although, we have had the high winds that you did not.

Beautiful sketch, Ann, and continue to think Spring thoughts!

ffyrebird said...

I love your blog and this sketch of cheerful glads is perfect to spruce up a dreary winter day!

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