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Beth's Pink Flower

9" x 12"

Arches 140#CP

 

A few days ago, my friend Beth (www.flickr.com/photos/bethnery/6852122653/in/photostream) posted a beautiful photograph of impatiens and suggested I paint them. I loved the flowers and so painted this version of them. I tried to keep the main 'star' of the photograph while adding a few more blossoms for balance. Thanks for the invitaton, Beth!!

 

We had a marvelous rain yesterday - much needed for our already drought conditions. I've wished for snow this winter - not simply for its beauty - but we are in much need of our annual winter preciptation. Yesterday's gray and wet day helped, and we've another coming this weekend - thank goodness.

 

We've begun cleaning out our vegetable beds and planting our root crops at the arboretum. My own wildflower garden has been 'strewn' with seeds and so the fluctuations in temperatures - today's high in the 60s, Sunday's high in the 40s, will help with germination, especially for those plants that require cold to break seed dormancy.

 

Some chores await me today and of course, my typical errands ... but I hope to spend a good amount of time at my art table -- it's been missed these last weeks!

 

Have a great day!

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Taken on February 16, 2012