Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Spring Walks

Japanese cherry blossoms on my block

stoop gardens

bleeding hearts

grape hyacinth and ranunculus

tulips winding around an old tree

Life has been busy behind the scenes for me the past few weeks, but I hope to share an update soon on my Giverny bone box miniature. Even when I'm working hard, I try to carve out an hour for a nice walk each day, altering my route each time to make it more fun. Last week I finally remembered to bring along my camera to capture just a few of the sights of Spring, on my block or close by in my Brooklyn neighborhood. Within these scenes there's a miniature or two that I'll look forward to painting.


Altoon Sultan said...

Thanks for the lovely tour; I love that stoop garden!

artbyakiko said...

These flowers are so beautiful! the spring brings life everywhere. Our starlings and sparrows nesting under our roof are very busy raising their babies right now. :-)

Debra Keirce said...

These are so pretty...My favorite are the pots on the stairs. I think that would be an excellent miniature! The piece I did of garden pots sold awhile back at MASF. I think gardening paintings do really well.

Mona Diane Conner said...

Thanks everyone! Altoon and Deb, I like the stoop garden too, and this is one I will probably paint as a mini.

There's another favorite stoop garden I have in my neighborhood, but I'm waiting until the fullness of summer to catch that one. Last year at the bottom of it directly across the sidewalk under a tree she decided to plant corn, and it was quite a surprising sight by the end of the season between stoop and corn displays.

Karen Bruson said...

Wow, gorgeous photos. Looking forward to your next painting.