Sunday, March 21, 2010

Inspired by Plum Blossoms - Lin Frye

Inspired by Plum Blossoms
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

Our idea to visit the gardens yesterday was indeed popular! Sarah Duke Gardens was busy! Two weddings, tons of sunbathers (it reach 78F yesterday -- yes, unusual for us too), picnickers, bikers, families, walkers - you name it -- apparently it was THE place to be.

And how beautiful it was! Tulips, daffodils, redbuds, maples, chestnuts, flowering magnolias and every manner of flowering plum tree were all in full glory. The scents were heady!

I wanted to 'play' a bit with my painting last night and so splattered water across the page, and then 'threw' in various colors. After they dried, I 'found' some flowers, darkened some areas, added yellow for a highlight... and the whole thing reminded me of a close up of the tons of plum blossoms we had enjoyed during the day.

Today promises to be as nice as yesterday - and I think I'm in for a bit more Vitamin D.

Have a great time today!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Beautifully done, Miss Lin! I'm looking forward to our flowering trees...

  2. Wow, beautiful Lin, I have a Helen Buchard (sp) flowering peach that is starting to open now,it is a doublebloom and is amazing in when it is in full bloom. Love your painting

  3. This is wonderful, Lin. Love the colors and depth.


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