Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's Spring, it's Spring!

Yay, it's officially Spring! The weather hasn't quite figured it out, but I know and that makes the cold rainy weather almost bearable.

Thinking Spring flowers... here's a little piece I've mostly finished using the gesso and watercolor technique from Carla Sonheim's Flower Crazy class (link in sidebar).
Yellow crocus. 

Have I mentioned I LOVE this class? It takes me awhile to get anything completed (my excuse is that the gesso takes a while to dry, and so I get distracted with some other project. *laugh*). However I AM slowly completing the projects, and having great fun with the techniques.

Here is the closer-to-done-WIP that I shared last week in it's white out stage.
Abstract Roses

I have shading to finish, and finalizing the leaves, although I'm not sure quite WHAT I'm going to do with the leaves quite yet. And then other fixing of odd little bits. If I'm lucky, I'll get it done tomorrow. :)

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27 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh! YES! This is spring for me!
You made my day!
gorgeous!
Happy PPF

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www.dorissdaughter.com said...

I love carlas work. Your flowers are beautiful and fun!

Anne Manda said...

Lovely spring flowers, sweet and fresh! <3

Netty said...

loving your artwork, especially the abstract flowers. Happy PPF, Annette x

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Kim said...

Oh I am still waiting for my crocus to arrive. This is lovely! HPPF and Happy Spring!

denthe said...

I LOVE those abstract roses! Great work!

Nic McLean said...

I laughed at your comment about the weather not yet knowing it is officially spring - so true - it's absolutely freezing here! I love your spring flowers - the abstract roses are gorgeous!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Bright spring and summery colors. The abstract roses are my fave. This really draws me in.
Nicole/Beadwright

Victoria said...

Wow..these are dazzling and charming..so uplifting...I love the soft subtle colors..and the abstract roses are exquisite! Beautifully done..fantastic work! Happy PPF!
Victoria

Deanna said...

I love these! The soft colors and flowers make me long for spring also. It's been quite chilly even though the sun has been shining. Can't wait to open windows and see nature budding to life again. Great job!

Elissa said...

Happy PPF - Love your crocus, such a clear bright uplifting yellow. The link to Flower Crazy looks really interesting I'm going to have to check Carla's course out!

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Helen. Hope all is well. Your abstract roses are awesome. Great job! Happy spring to you too. Great work and keep learning and having fun. I need to take some art classes too. Happy PPF!

Gloria in CA said...

It's a scroll saw Helen. :)It's easy to use. I'm careful too.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Ah, yes, crocus! :)
Your abstract roses are absolutely delightful, too! Love that texture you are achieving!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Ginny said...

I love your yellow flowers. Such a bright sunny reminder that spring is here! Now, we just have to remind the weather that it is time to warm up.

Linda said...

beautiful work-love those abstract roses especially.Happy Spring and happy PPF!

Rosie said...

Sooo wonderful painting, love both of them.

Have a loveley weekend

Christine said...

Lovely spring flowers, I'm partial to flowers!

Cat Beringer said...

lovely flowers! I wish we had crocuses here, we're still waiting for the snow to melt!! HPPF!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That looks like you are having fun and I am so there on the distracted thing... but these are looking great...have a fab week
t xx

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Lovely spring flowers. Makes me want to go out and plant flowers in my garden. :) HPPF

soulbrush said...

Ha ha you are so funny- I think it's been cancelled here in the UK! Hope you had a springy birthday pal. xx

Stella W said...

Si! la primavera ya esta aqui! ha llegado primero a tu blog!

Paper rainbow said...

Such delicate little flowers. I really like your roses simplicity. often people are too fussy about painting roses and they can look a little overworked but yours are fantastic.

Jessica Sporn said...

Beautiful crocus - I hope spring is truly on it's way! Happy PPF (on Saturday!)

Roban Studio said...

Helen, your crocus and roses are coming out beautifully. No need to rush the process...everything in it's own time! Look forward to seeing them when you are finished. Hugs ~ Rhonda ♥

Cheryl said...

Both of these two flower pictures are cute and whimsical. I love them for the colours you used and the technique. It was great seeing them in person.

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