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

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