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.
I really like this painting and its story. Thank you
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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!
It always comes in slowly, with lots of back and forth, and then accelerates in May. I have to take it a step at a time.
I have that same yearning for the colour green. It is coming.
Lovely, I can feel the warmth!
Hi Jean, I was wondering the order in which you laid down the color?
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!
Green. My favorite color. Just beautiful . 😍🙌
A good color to choose as a favorite!
🙂 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.
Thanks– I do sometimes get lost in a painting like this. I take a lot of breaks– walking away and coming back helps to clarify where I need to go next.
Lovely, although tulips and other spring flowers sound wonderful right now. Anything growing in your neck of the woods?
Barely. Daffodils are up, but not out. Buds are small on the trees, but at least there. Skunk cabbage is unfolding! Things will burst out in the next three weeks.
I will hold you to your prediction. I feel we are on the same weather track.