Thursday, April 16, 2009

First Flowers in the Northwoods

Hidden Hole, plein aire watercolor 5 x 7"

After a long winter, and this one has been particularly long, finding the first wildflowers are always a treat for me. These are the first to bloom here in the Northwoods are Marsh Marigolds. As soon as the swampy areas thaw, this little yellow beauties pop up all over swampy or wet areas. I love to see and paint them each Spring. It heralds Spring, along with the songs of the birds! More in May we are treated to another spectacular presentation of trilliums. More on that later...I'm going out for a walk!

6 comments:

shirley said...

Such a lovely, soft painting. Isn't the arrival of spring wonderful? And I love winter and snow....

Alex said...

Awesome details! :) I've always preferred green over all other colors, so spring is beautiful for me too.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

What's not to LOVE about Spring... I love the little purple flowers that are everywhere around here.

africantapestry said...

What a lovely watercolour! you're right, this WAS a long and hard winter, making us appreciate the coming of a new season even more!
ronell

Doris Joa said...

It is really a very soft and lovely spring painting. You captured what you wanted to show and it looks great.

Rachel Murphree said...

Beautiful! graceful, delicate, not overworked. very nice!

Rachel (from EDM)