Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Blue and White Inspirations

Welcome. I am so happy you stopped by. We are having beautiful Spring weather - a little cool with beautiful blue skies - the weather has been perfect for our early blooming White Iceberg Roses. They almost grow wild here in Southern California and usually bloom until November. What have you been up to? I have been relaxing and taking a blog break to enjoy Spring, paint and plant flowers. Would you like to take a little relaxing tea break with me and I will share some blue and white inspiration with you?



Bentley is already in the garden and wanted to show you his blue and white rug where he likes to curl up and nap in the sun.





The first of the white and pink Iceberg roses.



I collect blue and white china and love shopping for special pieces at flea markets and tag sales.




Every room in my home has some blue and white.










My painting aprons are, of course, blue and white.


Paint brushes are stored in a blue and white vase. Blue has become my signature in my art and most of my larger paintings have a piece of blue and white as part of the still life.



The beautiful Spring blue sky is a perfect backdrop for the first blooming climbing white roses.



The Iceberg roses bushes are covered with blooms.








The beautiful white roses were just irresistible and the inspiration for a quick little painting. I paired the roses with blue silk hydrangeas since the hydrangeas will not be in bloom for a a few more months.









Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those who are following my blog. If you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special, please leave me a comment or send me and e-mail.



Have a love week. Blessings, Erin

18 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just wrote that hydrangeas are my favorite flower! And I love the touches of blue in this painting. I have a blue kitchen and love the cool clean shades of blue. The roses are so perfect they don't look real! Enjoy your weekend! We have lots of Spring flowers blooming here in NC right now! Lots of pollen,too! ♥

Becca said...

Hi Erin! I've missed your posts, but I'm happy you've had a relaxing time painting, gardening, etc. I love the blue and white too, but what I love the most is the blue hydrangeas! I saw some at our nursery, but they just don't do well here (not enough moisture). I love the painting at the end of your post. Do you do any paintings of just the hydrangeas? Have a great weekend! Becca

Tennis Girl said...

Susan,
Love your blue and white. So crisp and pretty! Hi Bentley.
xo
Robin

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Erin! What BEAUTIFUL photo's you take and I love your blue and white dishes etc. In your 3rd photo of the plate and two pitchers with roses....I have that exact same plate on my secretary. I love it! Your paintings are so beautifull...they just make me smile and I'm sure would brighten any mood. Thank you for sharing this with us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Maura

*Ulrike* said...

Oh Erin, I just love that painting! I'm not a blue type person, but I always sigh when I see it somewhere else!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend, our weather is finally warmer after so much cold which is strange for here! So, I'll be venturing outside soon!!

Ruth Welter said...

Love your spring inspirations Erin...beautiful painting. Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine as well.

Ruth

Kelee Katillac said...

I love that painting Erin! Is it for sale?

And the plate rack with the blue is to die for!!!!!!!!


love you!

kelee

Rhondi said...

Hi Erin
As soon as I saw you blog title I knew I would love this post since I love blue and white too! Your latest painting is fabulous. I love the combination of the roses and hydrangeas. Those roses growing in your garden are so dleicate looking.

Donna said...

Beautiful painting, Erin. And I love all your blue and white, so pretty! Bentley is just the sweetest.

Hugs,
Donna

Createology said...

My heart swoons over blue and white everything. I love it! Bentley is keeping the flowers quite safe and beautiful, especially the roses. Don't let our deer near those as they eat the entire bush and leave only the stubs. Happy Spring...

Julie said...

Well first of all I would like to tell you that you have inspired me to take painting classes. So my hubby and I started one this last week. I also love looking at all your pictures of your garden as we are just starting to put in our yard!

Leslie said...

Beautiful. I love blue and white.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that painintg Erin! Of course I love everything you paint.....
Hugs,
Penny

GWENDOLYN said...

Everything is so pretty here. Love the blue and white. Your painting is lovely.
Have a charming day.
Gwen

sandra said...

So peaceful and pretty!

Lisa said...

Erin I love visiting your lovely blog...I get my blue and white fix.:)

sorty0 said...

Tienes un jardin divino, me encanta tu gusto para decorarlo, es para sentarse con un cafe o te y olvidarse del mundo. Un beso muy fuerte para ti y tu dog que es un muñeco precioso. Araceli-España
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful and cozy. Dreaming of something like this myself.