Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Here's a new abstract in my Esty store, you can click on this link to visit.
"Blue Beak" is an original mixed media miniature painting. I'm still having fun creating miniature works. This one has a water color base in rich muted orange and green shades. That is accented with poured acrylics, giving dimension to the green and red streaks, as well as the blue 'beak'. It is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, standard ACEO size and price at $8.00. This abstract may be turned any way to suit you.
I am ready for Spring! The gray colors of winter are keeping me searching for the first blooms of the new season. And, yes, I'm entirely too spoiled for short winters here near in the Texas Hill Country, but I have to show you a taste of what's to come.
Our first trees to bloom are the Mountain Laurel. It's a gorgeous tree, and evergreen, so it does make a pretty tree in the winter against everyone else's bare branches. The blooms are a beautiful violet, and hang in clumps.
It's aroma is very strong, I can best describe it as grape Kool-aid! Yes, it smells like you have your nose in a packet of grape Kool-aid. I've seen it bloom in January, but normally I guess March would be about right. Even though our temperatures were in the 80's last week, we're having cold weather and a "winter" that's given us several hard freezes. Mild is good for me - this is about as far north as I ever want to be in winter.
Blooming right along with the Mountain Laurel is the Spanish Dagger. I have been watching for that beautiful huge bloom to peak through the top of the spikes. Not yet! You can see a Spanish Dagger by clicking this link to my Website.
Soon I'll be outside painting them both. There is a Mountain Laurel on the side of the house that I grew from seed. I paint it every spring.
Until next time!