Spring Blossoms…

Spring Blossoms fresh from Taiwan…

Long over-due post! Just a quick watercolour to celebrate the warm sunshine. In fact I was doing more oil painting over the winter taking part in an e-course “Dream, Love, Paint” which I highly recommend. I decided not to post the work from the course – more about the process than the result! …and also the set up, images and technique were directly from the teacher so it didn’t seem correct to post them as my work.

Hoping to carve out more time for oil painting soon and post some new works but in the meantime, I’m rediscovering watercolours a bit with an eye on doing some plein aire with them – oils are more challenging in terms of traveling etc even though I love working with them. Watercolours have their own challenges but it’s all OK if one decides to just call the “mistakes””happy accidents” instead! lol

The “Spring Blossoms” painting is inspired by a photo a friend in Taiwan posted on her Facebook page a while ago and gave me permission to work from – thanks Claire!!

UPDATE: New self-described “goofy haiku” from Tom – thanks Tom!!

plump plum petals primp
pleasingly posed performance
pretty petticoats

painting – water colour and ink on paper – (cc) 2016 Hilary Farmer

Poem (c) 2016 Tom Radcliffe

12 thoughts on “Spring Blossoms…

  1. plump plum petals primp
    pleasingly posed performance
    pretty petticoats


    “Goofy haiku” is fairly tricky, but I think this kind of manages it.

    1. Thanks, Heidi! Greeting cards are a fun idea πŸ™‚ I’ve lost track of you since you moved to a new site – could you reply with a link to your new location?

  2. I could wander around your site for hours. Your work is consistently exquisite, and Tom’s poems are consistently delightful. Thank you for sharing all of this BEAUTY with the rest of us.

    1. Wow! Thanks so much! I really appreciate your comment and will pass that along to Tom too!
      I enjoyed visiting your blog too – love the jazzy tunes. πŸ™‚

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