Woke up Thinking Tulips

tulips impressionistic 9 x 12 original watercolor

Tulips on Arches 140 lb hot press 9 x 12

I woke up yesterday thinking tulips….
thinking Spring….
so wanting to paint tulips.

I awoke to a rainy Monday…
feeling earlier than it was with the time change…
going to the gym and getting to work.

But as the day progressed….
the afternoon brought sunshine and warmth…
and by dinnertime, the temperatures were above 70 degrees F.

After dinner, I grabbed a sheet of watercolor paper…
A full sheet – 9 x 12 inches…
and I sat on the deck with flips flops and sun still shining.

And I painted tulips…
loose and free and Springy….
and this is how they turned out.

Happy Spring!
Happy Tulips!
Happy HeArt!

Cheers & Hugs,


Fresh tulips and hyacinths

Since yesterday was the first day of Spring, and the SNOW came back to Mars (thankfully only briefly), I bought some fresh flowers to bring Spring indoors!

Nothing says Spring to me like the smell of tulips and hyacinths.

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “Fresh,” so the fresh flowers that are the centerpiece on my kitchen table are my submission this week.  I thought this was a fun angle with a different perspective.

Happy Spring!

Cheers & Hugs,