Monday, May 23, 2011

Delphinium - Lin Frye

Delphinium  by linfrye
Delphinium , a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

I LOVE delphinium -- but for some reason, they've been hard to grow in my own garden. Imagine my surprise this weekend to find this pretty one in full bloom in one open spot in the garden!! I brought out a small rug, sat down in the garden before the plant, and sketched it .... then, with the temperature approaching the high 80s, went indoors to paint. While sitting there sketching, I noted several new 'wee delphiniums' all getting ready to grow tall and feathery as this one.

Our highway department plants these en masse along certain highway areas, and from the car, their bright pink/blue/purple is an absolute delight. I've my fingers crossed that these few plants will be 'fruitful and multiply' .... I'd love to see many more of them out my front window!

Have a great day!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Lin, this is GORGEOUS. Those feathery leaves...

  2. Thank you so much, Kate .. learned so much from YOU!!! Hugs!

  3. This is a lovely piece--I, too, have had difficulty growing delphiniums and up north here we don't have them along the highway--we have lupine for that ;-) but many people have gardens full of them--such a beautiful flower and you have given us a gorgeous interpretation


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