Friday, March 2, 2012

Waiting For Spring

Waiting For Spring
8x10 acrylic on canvas panel
      It seems we wish our lives away.  Waiting for one thing or another.  In October, waiting and wishing for snow.  Now that we are in March, the one snow we had was enough.  Time to move on for our next season.  I painted these  flowers last spring.  Years ago my father planted a small Peony plant.  It took three years for the first bloom.  Many years have past.  Every spring it is like having my father visit.

17 comments:

  1. What a very nice painting. Beautifull! Like it is painted by an old master! I always paint with watercolor but this acrylic I really do like! Nice little story you told with it.
    About the weather: here in the Netherlands we are always complain about it: too cold, too wet, too much rain, too less rain, too hot. I think that sounds familiar to you:)

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  2. Beautifully painted, Joan! I love the dark background making the flower pop.

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Thank you so much. I seem to be having a problem with my reply. The letters are lopped off.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Beautiful painting...even more beautiful because of the story behind it.
    You are very talented.

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    1. Hi Samantha, thank you so much. and thank you for share on fb. I will visit your blog shortly.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Wonderful values of gray in your big white beautiful flowers!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Happy Painting.

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    1. Hi Nora,
      Thank you so much for the very nice comment. I have been enjoying dpw thanks to you.

      All the best
      Joan

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  5. Such a beautiful reminder of your Dad - I love the softness in these flowers.

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    1. Hi Trudy,
      Another try at thank you for the very nice comment.

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  6. This is a beautiful painting Joan. I particularly like the way you have the peonies fading front to back into the background. The petals are very well done. You have a nice touch with acrylics.

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  7. I think this is a truly lovely painting and I like the story too.

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Thank you so much.
      All the best to you
      Joan

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  8. Hi renate,

    Thank you so much for the visit and lovely comment. Yes, our weather is also so unpredictable. It makes life exciting.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  9. I love this painting - such confident use of white. Its glorious - and the story is so touching.

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