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Watercolors + Spring Flowers

Despite a busy work week I did manage to get in some more watercolor painting (tulips of course) and my Echium plants are finally in bloom in the garden which makes me SO happy I had to share! Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are in heaven - buzzing and darting around drinking up all the yumminess! Whenever I need a bit of inspiration I just go wander around these bushes.

Most of these bushes are self-sown volunteers, and they are huge - all over 8ft tall. I did buy the small regular varieties at a nursery many years ago including an amazing bright blue one from Annies Annuals that my hubby chopped down as he thought it was a big weed (he will never make that mistake again!)

This was taken while the sun was setting, so most bees are in bed! Just gorgeous. I can't get enough!


Even though I had a busy work week I managed to get some more watercolors in. This painting started in my FB Creative Community during our Saturday Lives, and then I continued painting layers on it on Sunday.

Playing around with Mission Watercolors, Prima Watercolors, Wildthorne, and some misc tubes I have on hand in a bowl. My favorite colors at the moment! Mission by Mijello; Bright Opera and Rose Madder

Prima Tropical; Sunset and Reef

Wildthorne; Tree Alchemy Set - all the colors.


What I love the most about this piece are actually the cropped versions that show the gorgeous colors and details.



It's a great way to see what you like, and maybe it will be an inspiration for a larger painting - even one in a different medium like acrylic inks.


Keep creating, one beautiful step at a time!

xo

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Linda Davis Yake
Linda Davis Yake
Apr 04, 2022

Loving your videos and Art. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and especially your surroundings! I recently moved from NY to S/W Florida and I am in heaven. Warm weather year round and so much inspiration. Cheers!

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efghi abcd
efghi abcd
Apr 02, 2022

so beautiful, so special. You lighten up my thoughts. Many thanx.

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Roslind Sherman
Roslind Sherman
Mar 30, 2022

Your gardens and echium are so lovely. ...They must be well established in a happy place. Your video made me pine for Spring ... Canada has had another bout of freezing rain.( Boo Hoo)... The chopped versions of your tulips really brightened my day( BLING)... I LOVE>LOVE>LOVE the Opera Pink and Rose Madder ... I will have to hunt for those Watercolors sets. ... In the meantime ... FORWARD HO and onto finishing my tulips. Thanks for sharing..


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Sandra Schmidt
Sandra Schmidt
Mar 30, 2022

The colors are amazing on the Echium I love them! And the blue…oh my❣️

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