8/23/09

CARDS

Delphiniums must surely be one of the most exquisite flowers that God ever made. (I figure He created orchids after the delphiniums.) June made my day last week by sending a bouquet with many varieties of flowers, and this sprig will go back to her as a thank you.
It's painted on an Indian type paper that traveler Leslie shared with Tuesday's class. It was very nice to paint on, and lifting some of the dried edges of paint was really easy. That surprised me because it didn't feel like there was much sizing in the paper.
Saturday was a wonderful, if cool, paint-outside-on-the-porch day for me. GLORIOUS - the birds, a few bugs, chipmunks and squirrels, lots of flowers and hummers, and of course, me, sitting on my swing with nothing pressing to do at all, holding a paint brush or camera or coffee mug. Wish you could have joined me for a while.
Getting this card to the mail box tomorrow will be easy enough, but traipsing back down the hill of the driveway can be a little tricky yet. Looking forward to another great week of painting with friends, as well as some more advanced physical therapy. Life is absolutely grand!

13 comments:

Ces said...

Oh how delicate and extra fine! I love it, so elegant!

Oh my gosh! Sandy, don't even joke about displaying all of your work in a post! That would be a sight to behold! A master painter art show! Please do.

RHCarpenter said...

Maybe it's the blues...maybe it's the way you've painted this, so light and soft and beautiful...but it's a gorgeous painting/card :)

masmoulin said...

I love this blue. It seems very thick paper. What is its weight?
Congratulations

jgr said...

This painting is exquisite! Thank you for the inspiration.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks for commenting. It's as much fun to share the paintings as it is to paint them sometimes. This paper seemed to be 300gms or 140# paper to me... maybe a bit heavier, but probably handmade.

Billie Crain said...

A most impressive painting of my favorite flower, Sandy! I have to agree with you...they are truly one of God's most beautiful creations. I like the way you captured that almost irridescent quality the blossoms have.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Hi Billie. Tha special sheen of the blues is Manganese Blue by Holbein which I have a nice stash of. I can't find the real manganese anymore anywhere, probably because it's toxic if eaten. Glad you love delphiniums too.

Jeanette said...

These are lovely. Very delicate and spelling 'summer' to me. I had a delphinium group in my garden years ago, all named for characters in King Arthur's legends. They were fabulous flowers.

Vicki Greene said...

I agree, my grandmother always had these flowers in her garden and they always bring wonderful memories. You did a great job on yours and that paper looks really neat.

A Brush with Color said...

How beautiful--those colors are just stunning. I love it--I'd frame that!

Chris Beck said...

So lovely -- what a great way to say thanks!!

Jennifer Rose said...

very soft and delicate looking :D really wonderful job

Sandy Maudlin said...

Something about flowers must lift our hearts. I know everyone has painted them but still, they are so wonderful to study and explore. Thanks for all your kind comments. Glad you liked the delphiniums.