Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Flower Shoppe Inspirations


Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations behind my art. Each week I am always on the lookout for something to paint. . . this time of year not much in the way of inspiration is growing in my garden . I purchased a beautiful bouquet of "growers special" flowers from Home Depot for $5.97. They are lovely fragrant Flox and 3 large blue Hydrangeas. Let's go into the garden so Bentley my Studio Assistant can show you the flowers.





The same day I received an e-mail from one of my blogging friends, Sandra of the Veranda House, and guess what - she sent me a beautiful photo taken outside of a charming Flower Shoppe in San Francisco. She felt the colors were in my palette and would be fun for me to paint.


Finding inspiration . . . . . .



The flower shoppe flowers. I love that the flowers are not arranged and are spilling out of the buckets . . . I want to paint mine like that.





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I have a few pink Cosmos growing and added them to some "faux" Cosmos flowers for a touch of pink shown in the Flower Shoppe photograph.










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Sandra's lovely photographs were the inspiration for the Flower Shoppe painting . . . I added yellow Sunflowers, pink Cosmos, lavender Flox and blue Hydrangeas to match the colors in her photographs.









"Flower Shoppe"

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also". Matthew 6:21


Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and read and cherish each and every comment you leave. I sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those of you who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. I have had lots of requests to paint a Spring welcome garden sign and am thinking we can paint one together.


Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

7 comments:

Faythe said...

Just discovered your blog and enjoying it so much...I am so looking forward to a paint along with you,,as I am just learning..LOL....it just so happens that I live in your area..(sorta) Costa Mesa...I have also been in Debra's Cottage and really admired your work...Do you ever participate in any garden tours ? If so I hope you will announce it on your blog I would so love to come see your garden and meet you and your studio assistant "Bently".
Faythe

Ruth Welter said...

Love the painting you did from Sandra's photos, just so lovely.

Ruth

Lady Jane said...

I always enjoy dropping by and seeing your latest paintings. I just love to see Bentley also.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR ERIN AND BENTLY,I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU PAINTED FLOWERS SHOPPE ,IS BEAUTUFUL YOU HAVE SO MUCH TALENT.SPRING WILL BE HERE IN NO TIME AND YOU WILL HAVE YOUR GARDEN IN FULL BOOM..HUGS AND BLESSINGS TO YOU...SANDRA

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thank you so very much for visiting and entering the GIVEAWAY! Always a treat, it's like visiting a gorgeous garden when I visit you. The blog...it's everything I thought yours would be! You are so inspiring, Erin. Hope to see you somewhere one of these days. xoxo Lidy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, I love your blog! I am so happy to have found you. What gorgeous flowers and inspiratons!
Your painting is gorgeous! What a talent!
I am a new follower. I am excited to see what you paint next!
Yvonne

vicki said...

Erin- I am so impressed about your sources of inspiration and seeing how you convert them into your fabulous paintings. Truly you have amazing talent. I fall in love with every painting you create.
Vicki