Friday, January 28, 2011

Winter Pansies

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of hot tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art. We are still having unusually warm weather for January in Southern California and today is a perfect day to sit in my garden enjoying the sunshine. My winter pansies are in full bloom. For those of you who are snowed in this week, I hope that you will enjoy your visit. Pansies do very well in our winter weather and the only flowers blooming in my garden at this time.

Bentley, my helpful Studio Assistant, is in the garden looking for inspiration.




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Enjoy the beauty and quietness of the flowers.


"In quietness and in trust shall be your strength." Issiah 30:15



I picked a little bouquet of pansies and arranged them in a blue and white pitcher sitting on a blue denim table runner in the garden. I loved the look and decided to use this as a still life set up to paint.



Here is the completed painting.











Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those of you who are following my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.


Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

12 comments:

Debbie said...

I love pansies !!! Your puppy is so sweet. I bet he is so much fun.!!!!! Debbie Kelly http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com

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

Erin I adore your pansy painting! It is beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Penny

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your complete painting ~ it's so precious, just like you!! Hugs for you and Bentley too!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Happy@Home said...

I am enjoying my pansies now too. They are such happy little flowers. Your painting is just beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend.

The Country Nest said...

Ahhhh Erin, Thanks for the breath of Spring. All we have here is snow and more snow. We have almost 3 ft on the ground and while it is pretty to look at I am sick of it. I slipped on the ice today and felt like an idiot. I am feeling that fall tonight. So your post is oh so refreshing.
Big hugs,
Donna

Lady Jane said...

Just love Bentley!!! Oh Spring, sweet, sweet Spring. How I long for it. Your posts are such a blessing...

Ruth Welter said...

Love the pansies...love the painting Erin.

Ruth

Mug said...

My first visit to your blog, and, I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Thank you for sharing your painting and your inspiration...(an I love Bentley, too!)

Sunny simple life said...

Just lovely as usual. Aren't you loving the weather we are having? I almost feel guilty.

aimee said...

pansies are one of my fave garden flowers. they come up to say hello year after year. i have enjoyed my visit to your blog. the Lord sure has blessed you with a hand to creat beautiful paintings. I love to garden as well.
blessings,
aimee

Sonia said...

What a beautiful post...I love your pansy painting!! Just gorgeous!!

Miss Bloomers

micky said...

Thank you for sharing your paintings ideas. I love painting and this will help me. Also the flowers are beatiful.