Monday, November 14, 2011

Purple Pansies - Lin Frye

Purple Pansies by linfrye
Purple Pansies, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" X 12"
Arches 140#CP

Despite the cold and frosty nights, these purple pansies are still peeking out from the leaf litter and adding a violet element to all the fall golds and reds. What I love most about pansies is not only their bright colors, but mercy, are they ever hardy! I planted these in early summer - and they've survived drought, torando, hurricane, hard, pounding rain, and now the first bit of frost. They won't last much longer -- but their seeds will be strewn wily nily around the property, and I'll probably find some of these purple pretties in the lawn, across to the vegetable beds, and hopefully, in other spots in my 'wild' flower garden. Whatever, it will be a marvelous surprise!

Today I begin my weeklong classes with Freeman Beard ( I'm looking forward to this week of art immersion as well as looking at landscapes with a 'new' eye. It should be fun -

Temps this week are on the rise again, teasing us once more with the last sighs of fall. Leaves are drying now, so when the wind blows, there's a wonderful rustling melody to the ear. Underfoot, the drying leaves have a definite CRUNCH, and in the mornings, wood smoke evokes feelings of warmth and coziness.

There is so much sensuosity to this season ... tart apples, brilliant leaves, wood smoke, crunching foliage, the nip of frost ....

And always, the fleeting nature of it all ...

Catch it while we can!

Lin Frye
North CArolina


  1. Your lovely style shines through again Lin.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!! Pansies are my favorite!
    I will be back to see what new paintings you have.

  3. What beautiful transparency you've achieved here Lin! These little pansies are just so great because of all the weather conditions they can withstand. The only draw-back they have is that, here in South Africa, we have to plant them in autumn - the summer heat is just too much for them!

  4. Lin, these are so dimensional! They practically seem to grow right off the page. Do you plant them spring and fall? My sis in Nevada does...


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