Spring is yawning into early summer with drizzly, gloomy clouds that will soon give us showers that all will savor – flowers, plants, animals and people! Sadly this is also the time when our Texas bluebonnets fade into promising seeds for next year’s crop. Please enjoy my interpretation of a bundle of fading bluebonnets. Click to photo to enlarge.
Texas mornings are so beautiful it is worthwhile to get up early and enjoy them! Hope you like my interpretation of Poppies At Sunrise. Watercolor and Ink Click photo to enlarge.
Be thankful for what you have. Click image to enlarge.
Texas Bluebonnets aka Lupinus texensis Hook, Texas lupine, Buffalo clover, Wolf-flower Fabaceae (Pea Family) The Texas bluebonnet has larger, more sharply pointed leaves and more numerous flower heads than similar lupines. Light-green, velvety, leaves (usually five leaflets) are born from branching. Stems can be 6-18 inches. These stems are topped by clusters of up to 50 fragrant, blue, pea-like flowers. The tip of the cluster is conspicuously white. This wild flower is the Texas State flower and while it does go by many names, I like to hear it shouted out when drivers spot it from the roadways “Bluebonnets!! Over there!!” After the Bluebonnet spotting, the cars pull over one by one and children, animals, lovers and families take turns to have their photos taken in the bright blue fields; a classic photo for a truly lasting memory. Ah, a spring time delight that I love to paint. Please enjoy a bluebonnet moment with me.
The Sweeney Art Center is open to the public. As you walk with us you will learn new ways to see our great world, through the eye of an artist. Please share your art work or creation stories here at any time. We love company! Come on in…the dance has begun !