Spring in my studio

I’m impatient for spring. I know it’s coming soon, but March is always SO long and SO grey. I made my annual expedition to the grocery store to buy a bouquet for my studio, which I do every year when I can’t wait any longer to see fresh flowers. Usually I pick from the sale bin, but I splurged on the good flowers this time and then painted on a pad of Saunders Waterford 140lb Cold Press, using lots of Winsor Blue and Turquoise for a background that I hope looks like the blue sky I am missing.

37 Comments on “Spring in my studio”

  1. Lori says:

    So pretty!


  2. Meena Razvi says:

    Beautiful! April will be here before you know it. Meena


  3. AshleyWolff says:

    Success! Tired here too.


  4. Chris Rusk says:

    Hi Shari
    Today was a good day to think of spring.

    I listened to ‘stairway to heaven’ while waiting in the McDonald’s car line in Casselman. A glorious day to drive back to Montreal and to think of spring. Sunshine and bare roads – yes!

    Your bouquet is icing on the cake for such a perfect day 🙂 I cannot get over, the colour, the depth and the happiness – it is all there and it is all in exquisite harmony. Many thanks 🙂


  5. De says:

    I hoped it lifted your spirits to paint these beautiful blooms. What a cheery painting!


  6. Laurie says:

    Beautiful colors and subject.  Happy spring to you!


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  7. I can almost smell spring in this painting!




  8. Laura says:

    Beautiful work and what a great idea! We have been snowed in for the past 3 weeks and it feels like we are never going to see the sun again. Next time I am out for groceries, I am going to remember to buy flowers to perk up the house and my mood.


  9. Oh, this made me smile and feel like spring should be here. Lovely flower sketch!


  10. Mary Bastedo says:

    Great idea. I’m going to do the same!


  11. Linda Uphus says:

    With 5 more inches of snow today…your flowers made me smile! Beautifully done! Your choice of greens really made the flowers pop!! Were the drawn lines in the white flowers all from your original sketch??? Were they pencil? Or were some lines added later? ❤️


  12. Carol Marshall says:

    Oh Shari it’s just soooo pretty. I lived in Michigan for many years and remember the grey days well. I’m in Florida now and color is everywhere all year long.


  13. -N- says:

    Any time of year, an indoor bouquet of flowers cheers the heart! A beautiful painting adds to the pleasure as well.


  14. susie langley says:

    Happy spring– love all your flower paintings!


  15. Everyone is writing their longing for spring. I hope that Mother Nature is listening! Beautiful flowers, Shari.


  16. Judy Sopher says:

    Can’t add much to the thoughts above but to say the painting is lovely. I need to buy flowers at the store also.One of my aunts always had flowers in her house. She said that flowers were as necessary as food. And she also was an artist.


  17. Ilona says:

    Dear Shari, what a wonderful painting. Thank you for sharing. I am working on Dean Park today. Love your cours, you are an excellent teacher.


  18. Betsy says:

    So surprising to see this joyous burst of color. Gorgeous! Cheers to thoughts of spring 🌸


  19. Mireille Lambert says:

    It is so beautiful! I will buy some flowers today and paint them, thanks to you!. Please tell me which pen you use for your sketching. Is the ink grey?


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