Friday, April 6, 2018

Springtime Apple Blossoms -Paint Party Friday

Here is yet another midnight sketch which somehow turned into a full drawing.  I will one day include her in a coloring book featuring Spring and flowers.

Above you see my beautiful reference model Rena.  Her grace and beauty translate well into this springtime maiden.  

Spring has arrived here in the Pacific Northwest.  The Mid-Willamette Valley is filled with flowers and blossoming fruit trees.  The apple blooms are just now beginning to bud.

It is raining hard, the fire is merrily lit, and we are expecting a wind storm tomorrow morning.  I am such a kid.  I LOVE storms, as long as no one is hurt and property damage is minimal.  I hope the power goes out!

Thank you so much for dropping by--your visits bring my heart a sparkle of happiness!  Have a lovely weekend, dear ones.  Happy Paint Party Friday!

 


17 comments:

Faye said...

Your Rena is a perfect model for the very beautiful drawing you made here. I love how you got the folds and drapery of her gown to look so great. Yes, I do hope you make all your drawings into a book where users can paint in their own ideas about the colors. What a fantastic idea! You've probably got enough by now to go on and publish.

carol l mckenna said...

Always beautiful art work you do ~ thanks for visiting too ~ glad you like crickets and grasshoppers!

Happy Days to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

peggy gatto said...

I love your apple blossoms and in fact love real apple blossoms, so sweet.
Enjoy your storm!!! he he

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a wonderful illustration and your model is beautiful, too. Enjoy the spring. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Beautiful spring sketch, good to know it's arrived where your are, sigh.

Neesie said...

Your drawing is so beautiful and the model of course.
We have had our fair share of storms over the last few months that we're all desperate for spring to arrive.
Happy PPF to you :D

Linda Kunsman said...

I'm afraid to even think what a midnight drawing of mine would look like but you certainly feel that quiet time and fill your art with beauty Beth. I can just imagine your scene as you describe the flowers, and fire. And I too love thunderstorms! Happy PPF!

Clare Lloyd said...

Lovely

NatashaMay said...

Really gorgeous!

denthe said...

She's beautiful ... You're very creative at midnight ;-) Spring sounds wonderful ...

Katie Jeanne said...

I'm so in love with your drawings, and the background work you do on each one is amazing. I'm in awe every time I see your work, Beth.

I've lived in tornado alley for almost 20 years, so I understand exactly what you're saying about storms. I dread Spring every year because it gets pretty scary around here, but I still love a good thunderstorm at the same time..just not when they get too frightening.

Tammie Lee said...

Such a lovely drawing Beth. Beautiful that you have slid your spring into your art.
We were suppose to have a storm too. Quiet as can be here, but other areas experienced it.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Oh Beth this is just stunning. Your model did a great job too.

Jenn Jilks said...

This is so beautiful! I am in awe!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

NatureFootstep said...

I love it as it is but am also sure it will be perfect with colors.

Giggles said...

Beautiful work...pretty sure you'd have a full hook of these wonderful characters by now..

Peace Giggles

Jean said...

This is just lovely!