Sunday, March 13, 2011

Winter Cheerup

Last weekend, my beloved bundled up in all his winter gear to go to the grocery store across the street.  He asked me if there was anything else I wanted besides lettuce and milk.  I glanced out at yet another gray, dreary day in a long succession of gray, dreary days and said wistfully "Orange tulips?"  He nodded sadly.

There were no tulips to be had, so he bought a big, lovely bunch of orange lilies, hoping they would do.  As they are my other favorite flowers, they would indeed do nicely.

I spent a lovely week watching the lilies go from pale buds, to glorious full blooms.  And the weather improved so much that we were able to skate outside this morning.

I did these with my new box of 36 yummy Faber-Castell watercolor pencils.  4 shades of orange!

7 comments:

Cathy Holtom said...

How sweet, I bet they brought a real splash of colour to your day!

raena said...

What a sweetheart! Beautiful colors!

marancat said...

How lovely! It is so nice, the way a gift of flowers brings so much pleasure.

Ellen Burkett said...

What a sweet guy! I know you had fun drawing them. Good job! Have fun with your pencils!

whatidoisme said...

I see you are a fan of lilies too :) You've captured these beautifully.
Sue

kazumiwannabe said...

Lovely composition! Orange is a great color for cheering up and feeling warm inside! Your drawing of the vegetables in the post below is awesome, too.

Melisa said...

These would certainly cheer me up! Lovely lillies, special man. :)