There was a spot of warmth in the garden, finally. I got out my paints, dusted off a garden chair, and painted the hyacinths in my garden. Alice kept me company, happy to snap at the occasional fly and soak up the sun. Usually I’m out there earlier in the season, to sketch the first crocuses and snowdrops, but I missed them this year since I was teaching in Santa Fe during the week they bloomed.

Painted on a 10″ x 14″ pad of Arches CP paper, using lots of Cobalt Blue and Quin. Rose to get that deep Hyacinth blue.

9 Comments on “Hyacinths”

  1. Denise says:

    Ever so lovely. I was away when my hyacinths were in bloom, so I will just gaze at yours.


  2. TonyU says:

    Perfect! And love the shadows on the ground that really help to say sunshine.


  3. Lovely! I’m imagining their fragrance.


  4. bernadette says:

    gorgeous! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


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  6. Laura Kate says:

    I love the texture you achieved in this painting.


  7. Betsy says:

    As always I love your colorful neutrals, like the lilac-tinged browns of the leaves here.

    Glad things are warming up enough for Alice to enjoy snapping at her “sky raisins.”


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