Spring All in a Rush

May 5, 2012

Flowers at the University District Farmers Market

“The first days of May bring spring all in a rush.”
— Elisabeth Luard, A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

My camera is getting a workout every time I step outside my door.  Here is a sampling of the Spring “rush” seen through my camera lens.

Buying fresh produce at a farmers market

Jugs of juice, University District Farmers Market

Ladyfern fiddleheads, University District Farmers Market

Bright yellow flowers growing in a parking strip

Delicate, blushing-pink maple helicopters (not from my “adopted” trees)

Rhododendron blossoms

Tulips growing horizontally along the ground!

Tulip with falling petal

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Still Life with Peaches

August 23, 2011

Still life with Peach

I was inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe to attempt to paint a still life with peaches.  Here’s her magnificent painting:

Peaches and Glass, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1927

And here’s my watercolor sketch:

Peaches and Jug

Watercolor sketch of peaches and jug