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A Wednesday at Daffodil Hill

A color-renewing excuse to visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Spring’s late this year, spring will be early next year. All I know is that it’s here and every day of warmth and sun brings enough magnificent flowers and fragrance— have we all forgotten about winter yet? A more substantial painting is on the drawing board for next week. In the meantime this small painting is a quick study so that I can remember how to work with the yellows (Hansa yellow, New Gamboge) and greens (mix my own, with a little Hooker’s Green sneaking in) that were hardly touched while painting snowscapes.

In my Brooklyn Backyard gardens #brooklynbackyard I prefer to plant yellows only in spring, through daffs, pansies, and a sweet winter jasmine shrub that usually blossoms in January. That one just went in to bloom. I enjoy them while they are here, which is never long enough. Now that the Botanic Garden is filled with beds of daffodils and tulips and magnolias and cherry trees I have every reason to visit weekly. The Garden notes on its blog that this hill is planted with Narcissus ‘King Alfred’, the largest of all the trumpet-shaped daffodils. I think it is all pretty awesome.

April 2015
Watercolor
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 10″ x 10″

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This entry was published on April 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm. It’s filed under Brooklyn Backyard, Home, landscape, Spring, watercolor and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “A Wednesday at Daffodil Hill

  1. Hi Joy, Very loose and flowing, great use of dark blues and purple!

  2. I wish I was there. It looks so peaceful and filled with spring color. Beautiful!

  3. Wow – love this!

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