This painting was inspired by a wildly blooming garden in the early days of Spring. I love the grace of flowers and the smell of sweet lilac and honeysuckle as the landscape around me blooms. This series is semi-abstract, expressive and is a mixture of watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper.
I start most days walking through the beautiful public gardens in my neighborhood. I'm so inspired in the spring, when gardens seem to come back to life and burst with brilliant color. This whimsical series is inspired by those garden visits, which have been even more special this year - they inspire a sense of imagination and hopefulness.
This is an unframed painting on heavyweight (140 pound) paper.
Watercolor, Acrylic Gouache, India ink on 140 pound paper(cold press, slightly textured)
Measures 9 x 12 inches (vertical)
Some lavender pencil strokes are evident from a preliminary sketch