Posted on April 15, 2017 by Jean Mackay / Drawn In
The forsythia is in bloom once again– a glorious burst of yellow– which led me to pull this from the archives. You have to click on it to view it larger for the full effect. Enjoy!
Category: Garden, Journal, Watercolor Tags: forsythia, garden & flowers, sketchbook, spring
Jean, it is nice to see your work progress over the years. Lovely review!
It is fun Mimi. I like seeing the progress, but also sometimes thinking “geesh, I’ll never be able to do that again!”
I like this subtle lines, laconic colors and fine lettering.
Thanks Kate. I’m afraid the forsythia is going to slip by my paints this year…busy week!
So typical forsythia; feels like spring
Doesn’t it? There’s no going back!
Love the yellows! First signs of spring! Lovely image….
Thanks Katie! It always shocks me to see such bright yellow after a winter of gray and brown.
Gorgeous sketch. Isn’t it lovely to look back over the years through your sketches and compare them.
Yes, it is fun to look back…you must have some beauties, too! I was interested to see the date of the forsythia bloom on this piece in late March. But that was an especially warm year– I did magnolia blooms in the same journal with the record of temperatures and the early blooms.
Absolutely lovely… !
Really like the fluid splatter of paint 🙂
Thanks– I think that captures the joy of seeing the shock of yellow in the early spring landscape.
I agree. It’s almost as if the flowers are literally bursting out towards you. I really like it
Lovely, Jean! So many plants have suffered setbacks in their blossoms here in PA, due to a late cold snap, but, the Forsythia seems to have done pretty well 🙂
I’m in Philly this weekend and there are some lovely blooming trees…you’re about a week ahead of CT.
Yes Jean, it’s like EVERYTHING came into bloom in about 2 days flat…Looks like being a lovely, warm, sunny, Easter Sunday…..Enjoy!:-)
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