Saturday, March 17, 2012
Journaling The Garden Week 11
Before mid-week there was not an outdoor bloom
to be seen. But I satisfied my Springtime longings,
making a visit to the local floral shop, taking home
several bundles of Tulips to create an indoor garden.
I adore having live flowers in the house, carefully
arranged in my favorite white pitcher in the kitchen
and also a vintage white vase in my studio.
Beautiful bursts of color to cheer, inspire me
to the arrival of this new season, and a new
subject to capture in the Garden Journal.
I always start with a rough pencil sketch on muslin,
then paint a base coat of acrylic.
My favorite part is adding the details to the subject
making everything really come to life and "POP!".
I can hardly wait to visit the city's Botanical Gardens
soon, where there will be quite a gathering of Tulips
on parade. As well as traveling south to Belle Plaines,
Kansas for the annual Tulip Festival on April 14th.