Thursday, March 31, 2011
I know my friends in other parts of the country are still dealing with the remnants of winter, and not to make them jealous or anything, but it full-on gorgeous spring down here in Austin!
Seriously, the weather has been stunning, with bluebonnets and wildflowers to boot. How I do love springtime in Austin!
This year's bluebonnet (and other wild beauties) bounty pales in comparison to last year's, but it's still a might pretty sight to see fields of green grass dotted with bonnie bright buds, even if it's not in record numbers.
Spring, bluebonnets, pretty things... this is how I got inspired to paint up this gouache bluebonnet lady. And I like her!
I didn't realize it until I was in the midst of writing this post, but I reckon the big blue sky background choice was my mind subconsciously drawing from this picture of bluebonnets growing wild in the desert of Big Bend that I took...uhhhh...what was it? Six years ago?
But it was such a pretty sight at the time, there I was, on my first camping trip EVER (and I loved it!), and we were basically in the middle of the desert, just hiking along and lo, a patch of bluebonnets and a big ol' blue-as-can-be Texas sky. Soooo pretty!
I've lived through Florida, New York, and Tuscany spring times, and hands down it's Texas' spring that wins me over each year.
And I admit, it has a lot to do with the pretty little blue flowers. And the big blue sky...
...And maybe a smidge to do with the fact that my favorite color is blue. Pin It