Tiny flowers

This grouping of flowers — picked from my garden this morning — is my favourite of the season. Tiny blossoms of Forget-me-not, just-budding Lilies of the Valley, acid yellow Euphorbia, and a few others whose names escape me. And of course the gently arching Bleeding Hearts. Even their names seem to be most descriptive of the year. Once these fade, the big showy stuff blooms and, at least in my garden, they just never have the beauty and delicacy of these. Sketched in watercolour and white gouache on Strathmore toned paper.

18 Comments on “Tiny flowers”

  1. Susan says:

    So precious. Love what you did with the watercolour and gouache.
    Adourable one of Alice yesterday!


  2. Nice flowers, I really like the Bleeding Hearts. Mine in my backyard is just starting to bloom.


  3. maureen says:

    I just put in my deck flowers wonderful inspiration


  4. sandidureice says:

    Pretty with the delicate little flowers. Interesting perspective.


  5. Maria says:

    Simply LOVELY!


  6. Hilo Hattie says:

    Interesting Rothko like background… yet bit disturbing too with the bit ragged edges… somewhat distractive from the lovely bouquet.


  7. karim waked says:

    Now imagine this printed on a wall 8 foot tall.
    Yes, that’s what I’m talking about….WoW! xx


    PS Marie loved your portrait of me. She found it amusing to see me with hair 🙂

    K A R I M W A K E D
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    • thanks Karim. Would you like me to paint this on your wall? I am open to mural commissions : )
      Glad to hear that Marie liked the portrait. It is a Karim she did not know.


  8. Bernadette says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! The colors are exquisite and as fresh as the flowers themselves.


  9. joantav says:

    Your tiny flowers have such a delicate, lovely feel to them…not overpowering, just showing a bit of their stuff. Well chosen subjects and well done!


  10. Kate Walsh says:

    Thanks for sharing this beauty full post.


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