Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Spring is in the Air

I just love spring when everything in the garden is bursting into bloom. And the scents in the air just stop and make me smile. I am lucky I don't suffer from hay fever!

wisteria is my favourite and reminds me of the garden where I grew up

peach blossoms with the promise of summer fruit

jasmine outside our bedroom window smells delightful

orange blossoms and looks like a big crop this year

Now onto some work in progress. I am trying to paint white objects and I didn't realise how hard that is. Not only do you have to put in the shadows but white objects can't just be painted in white. They have to have quite a few colours to get them looking right. Below is a not yet completed painting that will be titled 'White With Two'. Its been a real learning experience and quite a bit of looking at books to see how others have painted white objects. Any tips would be appreciated. I have left the painting for today and will look at it again with fresh eyes tomorrow.

Time for me to stop thinking about art and think about cooking dinner instead. Don't want to though.


Doris said...

Lovely blossoms! And I do like the new "white" painting and view! You've done great with white... you should be giving out white advise yourself!

Laura said...

As our colors change here in the states with fall yours are changing with cool..

great piece Uta.. keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers. We're headlong into autumn here, so it's good to share your pretties! And the painting is looking great. Love the way you've painted the creaminess of the milk.

Uta said...

thanks again for your comments ladies. Love you :)

fabriquefantastique said...

another reader heading into autumn

april said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your whites are fabulous!