Another month of scrounging for blooms ... this crown of thorns is just beginning to bloom.
This rosemary is blooming (and dusty – eek – but sort of appropriate to be dusting off blooms this time of year).
This shamrock is still blooming like spring is here. The shot is a little blurred but I sort of like it. The flowers are on such delicate whisps of stems that they dance in the slightest poof of air.
Hmmm, hardly worth your visit here ... winter is when I paint the most. Watercolor blooms open up when the surface of the paper is wet and dry, or in varying degrees of wetness. The paint is naturally drawn to the drier parts of the paper. Some think of watercolor blooms as a mistake, but I like them. I think they reveal the very nature of watercolor and I believe them to enhance paintings, just as blooms enhance the garden.
I truly want to be able to sit in my garden and paint, and this summer I am going to make a go at it. I have been practicing painting flowers but find them a very difficult subject! I am not really happy with my paintings so far, but you stopped by here to see blooms and that is what I am going to offer.
Hopefully you will see my paintings of flowers improve this summer! Garden bloggers' bloom day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens the 15th of each month. Stop by and add your blog to the list – it's blooming somewhere.