Thursday, February 24, 2011

First Crocus ~ Sigrid Frensen

Spring is coming slowly this way. Yesterday I dug up a Crocus from my garden. Once inside I could almost see it grow. Even though I was in the middle of another drawing I had to be quick and paint this fast. So, with a piece of thread around the petals, I painted it last night.

Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'

This is Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'. Really odd name for this Crocus since it is not Ruby red nor is it a giant. It's small and purple. Little gems they are, they were right about that.
And like a friend of mine said to me last night, it's like she's putting her arms up in the air to celebrate spring is here at last!


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the shine that you captured in the petals. Ahhhh...welcome spring! :)

  2. Satiny petals...I am SO ready to see these!

  3. Absolutely beautiful.
    They are not blooming in my area yet, but I'm watching for them.
    Lovely work you did.

  4. I can almost feel that beautiful, satiney petal. Beautiful.

  5. Sigrid - the coloring is beautiful and so rich. I ready for nature's colors too. Linda


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