This parasitic vine that covers trees and climbs buildings is so beautiful right now. It is exotic, romantic, and very dramatic. Wisteria has long inspired artists with its graceful twisting branches and profuse flowers.
There are several spots near my house to paint Wisteria, but it is so windy and cold today that I decided not to paint plein air. I hope to paint a couple of scenes full of Wisteria before it stops blooming. It never lasts very long.
I did a quick drawing and then painted these from life so that they can now become part of our dinner tonight. I found a recipe in the latest Cook's Illustrated for roasted artichokes with lemon vinaigrette.
I can't wait to try it. The author claims it is the best way to cook them because cooking them in boiling water washes away much of the flavor. I'll let you know how they turn out.
This is a painting from a while back that I thought I would post now that the leaves on all my Hydrangea bushes are filling out. I look forward to seeing them in full bloom in the next couple of months. The yellow flowers are Marigolds and we nearly always plant them because they stand up to the summer heat.
I love this little cup I bought in Paris last summer and have been wanting to paint it for a long time. It sings a spring song to me, so I set up a still life in my studio this morning and it was really fun to paint.
Let me know if you are interested in this little charmer.
Here are the six recent duck paintings together. Maybe you have a favorite in this group. I know I do.
I would love to hear from you, letting me know which of the six paintings you like most.
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I had fun painting the duck in the grass since I wanted to do a very close up painting.
This concludes my series of ducks for a while and tomorrow I will be moving on to another subject which may or may not become a series. I really enjoyed this group of paintings and I thank you for looking at my blog.