Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sketchbook Tuesday - Spring?

The other evening I noticed that the peepers are back. And finally, our daffodils are starting to bloom. Our daffodils are up and blooming at least a week later than last year. Maybe they were a little afraid to come up after this winter we've been through. And now I am captivated with watching Lily, feeling much like she looks, safe and snug and in no hurry to venture out until I am sure the time is just right.

22 comments:

donna said...

Wonderful sketch of one of my favorite things! I have been sketching them too. I hope to post tomorrow.

Sandy in Michigan said...

Ann, You did a great job on this daffodil! Spring is officially here.

Gillian said...

How lovely - isn't it great to see the daffs in bloom at last. Ours are about a month late and now we're due to get more snow. Waah!!!

marancat said...

I love the loose, 'sketchy' quality of your daffodil.

Teresa Mallen said...

I too like the loose rendering of your daffodil. We have had a return of cold weather so I am glad our daffodils aren't up and open yet. But warm weather is just up ahead according to the forecast!

Lynn said...

It's beautiful, Ann. Daffodils are always so cheerful after a long winter. The best I can find is some pussywillows, it will be a while until flowers bloom up here in Alberta.

Sandy said...

A glorious little trumpet harolding spring's approach!

Barbara Weeks said...

I love the shadows. Nicely done!

Alex said...

I am wondering since when Tuesday is my favorite day of the week... oh wait, since I found out that Ann always post a drawing on Tuesday =) My day's been pretty rough, but this post makes it all better! Thanks Ann, this is beautiful!

Ramona Davidson said...

Wonderful sketch. Love the colors. You have captured the feel of the flower. Good work.

Louise said...

This daffodil is radiant! Just what I needed to see during the wintery-est Spring imaginable here in the UK! The colours are lovely :)

AutumnLeaves said...

Goodness, Ann. Your use of colors is always phenomenal and this piece is no exception. Even just seeing the thumbnails beneath this post leaves me enthralled.

Jennifer Rose said...

haven't seen any daffodils here blooming yet, i think the sudden snow did scare them :/

really nice loose sketch :)

donna said...

I feel exactly the same way as Alex about Tuesdays :-)

Ellen said...

Oh nothing says spring like a daffodil! This one's a sweety. Thanks for a real beauty Ann!

ffyrebird.com said...

I love the loose, in the moment, sketchy feel of this daffodil. It's carefree and cheerful, just how daffs always make me feel!!

Krista said...

Such a cheery Tuesday sketch!

Say It In Color said...

I have just discovered your wonderful blog....I am beginning to make little sketch books and am so encouraged by reading several of your posts!! I look forward to coming back!...and will be getting back to some watercolor again!!

nanke's stuff said...

We have the peepers, but not the daffodils,yet, so it's really great to see your beautiful one. You have a beautiful way with color and paint. It's always a joy to see what you've done. nancy

raena said...

Wonderful, loose sketch, Ann! Our daffodils have already come and gone. It is starting to feel like summer here (TX) already; I'm wondering what happened to spring!

Ann said...

You all are so kind! Thanks for all the lovely comments :-)

Deborah said...

This is just beautiful! Spring at its finest.

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