Sunday, May 20, 2012

poppy and lilac blooms

What a blessed life I lead. Here I sit in the early morning hours, light pouring in through a western window, with a vase of lilacs and a poppy in front of me. I have my palette with all the bright cadmiums, sap green, and windsor violet on one hand, my cup of coffee on the other. (Must be careful to dip my brush into the water jar, not the coffee, it can happen).
These lilacs smell so sweet, only at this time of year do I enjoy this natural scent. The sunlight is gently lighting up the poppy and giving me the most luscious variety of reds and oranges. I wish I could eat the color!