Lost in Greenery

Note to self: avoid painting at the Lyman Conservatory during the spring bulb show. Truth be told, I only glanced into the rooms that displayed a grand spectacle of colorful tulips and daffodils. They were so crowded with winter-weary visitors that sketching there was impossible. I did, however, eke out a small corner of a greenhouse where a tangle of vine wound its way from floor to ceiling. And, as crowded as it was, I wouldn’t have traded a day lost in that greenery for anything.

19 thoughts on “Lost in Greenery

  1. So interesting to realize that people in snow-filled areas crave the greens of spring! So glad you got some – but Spring is on the way, never fear!

    • First, yellow and blue wet on wet. Then several layers of the same, plus some sap green to pick out the shapes and begin to add some dark tones. And then a leap to purple for the darker shapes and darks. All of the paints are transparent. Hope that helps!

  2. 🙂 Oh, that completely makes sense! There’s a huge tulip festival here, because we have over a thousand acres of tulip fields, and I avoid that area during that time. I love getting lost in the kind of greenery you painted – but it does look like a painting that you’d need to map out carefully in your head – which leaf was I working on now? 🙂 I love the layers, and the way the stems play against the leaves.

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