Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Primrose and Inspiration

Primrose Row-4x9 watercolor, unframed
I saw primrose on sale at the grocer for $1.50 each.  I bought two and then went back a week later for 3 more!  I was so cheered by their bright colors and promise of spring!  To give them light I lined them up on my kitchen window sill.  The sun shone in and back lit the petals with a glow-I had to paint them.  By the time I got back, the sun was behind clouds and only peeked out briefly while I painted, but I still felt good just painting a row of primrose.  I call it Primrose Row!
Primary Palette-5x7 oil, unframed

Today I took the blue, yellow & red ones and plunked them down in my painting room to do a study with primary colors. When I was finished loading the paint on my other palette I noticed how nice they looked right there on the palette and then I realized I was using a primary palette-hence the name!  What fun! 

Think spring!  Thanks for reading-stay tuned! 

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