Monday, March 18, 2019

Journal - Asiatic Lilies - Lin Frye

Journal - I definitely have spring fever, though the temperatures bounce between those in the 40s and those in the 70s! Still, a trip to Lowes Hardware found me drooling over these orange double Asiatic lilies. Had to take them home to paint and plant.

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Journal - Hellebores - Lin Frye

Journal - Sketching today with the Cape Fear Sketchers at the New Hanover Public Library.  I brought some flowers as did others and we also set up some still life subjects.  FUN!  I sketched my hellebores.

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Journal - Tiny Daffodils - Lin Frye

Journal - Tiny Daffodils -- This rainy season as weather warms but the sun disappears behind cloudy skies, I HUNGER for color and flowers. Another trip to the New Hanover Arboretum found these tiny daffodils brightening the landscape.

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Journal - New Hanover County Arboretum - Lin Frye

Journal - New Hanover Arboretum. Despite the cool weather and overcast sky, a few friends and I went to the New Hanover Arboretum to sketch the plants in bloom. We stood in the shelter of one of the buildings to escape the wind, did our sketches, added local color, then went home to warm up. I added a final layer of watercolor at home. The small colorful building is the tiny house in the Children's Garden.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Journal - Saucer Magnolia - Lin Frye

Journal - Inspired by Saucer Magnolia blossoms ...I've seen these along the roadside and Maria and I found a couple just beginning to bloom ... Though the trees have broken bud, we will face a cold week ahead - I hope the newly emerging plants are spared.
Lin Frye, North Carolina 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Journal - Latimer House Gardens, Wilmington, NC

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers at Latimer House -- I sat outside in the gardens while the sun was shining --- I wish I had left the background house in pencil to fade more into the background. So the best I could do to bring the statue into more focus was to darken the building .. Next time ...!'

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Friday, February 15, 2019

Daffodil - Lin Frye

Journal - Wishing Spring would hurry up -- We've another weekend and week of rain -- sigh .. But it's warm, and the daffodils are up ....

Lin Frye, North Carolina