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Saturday, April 26, 2008

April Endings


Aw ... not quite the end of April yet, but I've reached the end of the Maruman book, and now am wondering if I want to work on the other side of the page. Anybody with any thoughts on that?
I'm loving sitting in the backyard documenting the spring bloomers -- this week it has been Lily-Of-The-Valley and May Apples in the shade and wildflower garden in the raised stone flower bed ...


...ending up with the old blue Iris that is blooming by the gate into the back yard. Lots of blooms this year. (And you can see on this scan the color of the cover of the sketchbook.)
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17 comments:

annie said...

It has been such fun watching you fill this side of the book! They are all very lovely drawings.

Diahn said...

Oh, I don't want to see it end! GORGEOUS!

Lin said...

OH LINNIE!!! THESE FLOWERS ARE DIVINE!! I LOVE THE SHADING -- AND THE BACKGROUND OF THE WHITE FLOWERS ... GLORIOUS!!! KEEP EM COMING!

Tami said...

These have all been so beautiful! You can keep going the way you are and fill the whole other side too as there is still a whole month (in my mind) of spring left.

Teri C said...

They are just gorgeous!!! If the other side of the paper is okay, yes, you need to give us more flowers!!

simplyred said...

This has been a very beautiful journey. I love your artwork. I've really enjoyed visiting your blog. Keep the beauty coming!

Ms. Ernie
Gypy Gold Studio

Leslie said...

Gosh, Linda- thank you so much for commenting on my blog, because it brought me back to yours for the first time in a while. Your flowers are wonderful!! I LOVE your style. I've signed up to get notified whenever you add something- I don't want to miss any more. Lovely!

Sandy said...

You have brought such fantastic dreamy colors to this iris, this should be Framed!!

Margaret Ann said...

Oooh! What a graceful beauty this page is...as is your whole book. A joy to look at!

On another point...Any tips for working in the Maruman? I am taking part in a Maruman exchange starting in May and would appreciate any pointers you might have...can it take a fairly heavy wash? I thought the paper to be a bit thin...Any suggestions on this?
Thanks! :)

Linda said...

Okay! I'm going to work on the back side of the pages! We'll see how it goes...:-)
Margaret -- the Maruman paper is fairly thin, but doesn't buckle like typical watercolor paper does. It has a very soft hand for WC paper, and so it can handle fairly wet washes. I never covered the entire page with water, though, so your best bet is to just try it out and see.
I'm looking forward to seeing the maruman X blog develop!:
:-)

Toni said...

Linda I sure have enjoyed your spring flower sketches. They are so lively and colorful.

Anetka said...

what a beautiful book:)
lovely sketches!

littlemithi said...

What a gorgeous Iris ... you should share a few pictures of your garden ... it sounds wonderful ...

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

The flowers in this book are so beautiful. Each stands alone as a beautiful painting.

Also: I have given you an award.. the rules are on my blog. If you are too busy to follow through please do not feel obligated.

Genine said...

just beautiful!!

Sioux said...

Linda, these are beautiful. I am particularly in love with the iris! Gorgeous.

Claudia said...

So beautiful, Linda!