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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Painting Lilacs and Sunflowers

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax for a few minutes with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  I picked up a beautiful bunch of Lilacs at Trader Joes and pared them with Sunflowers - the scent of the Lilacs is heavenly and I love the way they look with the Sunflowers.

I have been absent from my blog for a bit as I have been busy learning to use InstaGram and you can now follow me at by clicking on the above link on my blog.  I usually post something daily on my IG page.

We are having beautiful weather after all of the rain and the flowers are in full bloom.

Looks like Bentley, my Studio Assistant, is also enjoying the Lilac fragrance.

I arranged them in a vintage Mason jar and also arranged them in a basket to paint.

I ended up painting the arrangement in the basket first and will paint the Mason jar next time.

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

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

                                  "May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance."  Jude 1:25


Toni said...

Beautiful; one and all!

Sue Kosec said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh ... lilacs take me back to my elementary school days era. Loved to pick them and take to my teachers! Oh - and the aroma is simply delicious.

Thanks for posting these so that I could take a trip down memory lane, Erin.

happy day

Cindy Lou said...

Lovely ! The color combo is fantastic!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Good Morning Erin:

I always so enjoy your posts on all your beautiful painting and flowers.

I have noticed that the flowers are so vibrant in color this year and so many more blooms on them.

Your sunflowers and lilacs are stunning.

Have a wonderful week.


Marlynne said...

Oh! I can smell those lilacs from here! Lovely painting as always!

Marcia said...

Aaaaahhhh ...breathing in the colors ...
and the light ...
and the mercy, peace, and love.

back soon, bentley <3

PKBrandon said...

So beautiful. I can always spot your work if I come across it on Pinterest or somewhere!

Tricia said...

I just found your blog via Pinterest! I love lilacs and didn't think you could grow them in Southern CA. We just moved out to the Inland Empire, about 45 minutes from you, from CO 2 years ago. I am loving the year round growing season! Is Bently a soft coated wheaten terrier? I have named Bailey and he is the best doggie.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

The purple and yellow together is magnificent. I'm buying those flowers at the shop next time and will try to recreate your beautiful bouquet.

Anonymous said...

good post