Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Happiness

16"x20" oil on linen mounted on archival board

"Summer is not so much a season as a melody, that tune of contentment we hum as the days begin to beautifully blur." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Finally, we have reached my favorite time of year. Everything wonderful is starting to bloom in the yard. It's the third summer in our garden, and everything is really reaching a wonderful state of lush! Peonies, Siberian Iris, Knockout roses, catmint; and that's just what's blooming right now. Later there are other rose varieties, hydrangeas, lilies, daisies, black-eyed Susans, and more! After all the still-life florals I painted this winter, it's especially fun to take this outdoors. Out on my back patio, the morning light is wonderful. (well, so is the late afternoon, but that's another painting for another day!). A light breeze to ruffle the hems of the tablecloth is a delight after the gusts of last week. I think this is going to be a good gardening year!

I made a few tweaks on this after bringing it into the studio, I'll need to re-photograph & post an update once I get that done. Thanks for following along with my blog & enjoying summer with me!

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Blogger Delilah said...

Like that hint of texure in the flowers in this one.

June 7, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Delilah! Those peonies are so ruffly! (and oh is their fragrance wonderful!)

June 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Norma Wilson said...

So beautiful to see your garden paintings!

June 8, 2011 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger Jan Blencowe said...

Those are beautiful flowers!
Love the colors and the composition!!!

June 8, 2011 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Jan! The peonies don't stick around very long! If I could get just one more big painting out of them- that would be great!

June 8, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks so much Norma! I'm glad to be back out there with everything that's blooming!

June 8, 2011 at 5:55 PM  

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