Monday, February 25, 2013

Winter Bouquet - Lin Frye

Winter Bouquet by linfrye ....
Winter Bouquet, a photo by linfrye .... on Flickr.

12" x 16" Watercolor
Arches 140#CP

With spring in the air -- it was in the 60sF yesterday - the winter remnants starkly contrast the greening earth. I do so love those tawny colors, the browns and tans, echrus and coffees, the sennas and umbers, auburns and russets. This delicate bouquet came from my own garden of ornamental grasses and surviving flower stalks ... some intact even after the birds have had their fill of seeds. These dried left-overs will remain for years, reminding me of a season of rest and its own quiet beauty.

Already the buds on trees, especially the maples and hickories, are coloring the gray woodlands with a 'spring hue' and after all the rain, the air is damp and fresh promising new life and a new season.

It's time to walk a bit, begin our goodbyes to the winter, and prepare for spring.

Hope your week is wonderful.

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Hi Lin. It's a beautiful, delicate painting.

  2. This is lovely -- it has such a light lacy composition. It has a temporal feel, like Spring. Love the tawny colors against the blue and yellow background.

  3. I love the weeds and seeds we can find in the wintertime. yours is a good reminder to go out and looks.


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