Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daffodil, Geranium and Pansy Inspirations

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 tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  The Daffodils are blooming and are so inexpensive and easy to find in the markets this time of the year that I only plant a few pots to have to paint and purchase most of the cut ones at the market.

Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to look for inspirations for a new painting.




















                        I love the color combinations of the red, yellow and purple.


                    The old vintage mirror in the garden reflecting the flowers on the table.





                    I brought the plants inside to paint in the studio since it is starting to sprinkle outside.







Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.

Have a lovely week.   Blessings,  Erin

                  "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm  118:24



18 comments:

Art and Sand said...

Flowers are popping up all over our garden.

I love the cup and saucer in the first photo.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Such a wonderful inspiration to paint from. Love all the flowers. My nasturtiums are in full bloom and spreading quickly.
Hope we get some rain today.
Bentley looks so regal and handsome.
Have a great Sunday - the Oscars and Downton Abby - great day.
Mary

doodles n daydreams said...

It looks like spring has arrived at your place :)

Diana

Stacey said...

Beautiful!

bj said...

{{{{{ERIN }}}}}.....I lost you and now, after posting a HELP ME FIND MY BLOGGING FRIEND, ERIN, I've found you again.
I had to start a new blog last year and lost so many of my followers and blog addresses.....but, I'm so glad to find you again.
How is everything in your world...is Bentley doing well ?
I see you are still painting lovely pictures...
Please come by to see me soon.
Love, bj

Cindy said...

So beautiful! We are having sub-zero temps, and seeing such color and warmth is like first-aid to my heart:) Love your posts!

Stephanie said...

Your photos are so bright, happy, and cheerful. It is a gloomy day here so your post was like a ray of sunshine. Thank you for sharing and have a blessed Monday! Hugs!

Barbara Lilian said...

Lovely to see such a lot of colour in your garden
and then the bonus of them all painted. Bentley looks adorable, and as if he could be a little mischievous?

Cherie said...

Lovely photo's and an amazing painting. You have just brightened my evening

Marilyn said...

Delightful.

Kelly Deal said...

Hi Erin! Beautiful flowers and equally gorgeous painting!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Bentley is just too adorable! Those flowers are a breath of spring for me, I have been snowed into my home for several days, just got out today to go to work and the forecast is for more snow tonight! Thank you for the lovely pictures!

Sue Kosec said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, just beautiful, Erin. I can't wait for Spring here in the Metroplex!!!! I agree with you - yellow, red and purple is a great marriage.

Happy painting!
SuZeQ

Jean Tuthill said...

The flowers are so pretty. I see snow all around me, but I know it'll go away at some point. I can't wait to see Spring here where I live. Meantime, I'll just enjoy yours!

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos and an absolutely stunning, delightful and inspirational painting!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Your garden and paintings are wonderful, and OH THAT DOG!

Sonia said...

Your garden is so happy and such a delight to visit. We still have snow on the ground and I can't wait to see some spring flowers on my patio! Thanks for the eye candy!
Miss Bloomers

Kathryn Bechen said...

Love the mirror Erin! That Bentley is looking so cute these days. He's just a hoot. Hope you have a wonderful SoCal spring. :)