Sunday, June 13, 2010

Painted Turtle Gallery, Painting on Location--Apples with Quince- Finished!

"Fruits having their portrait painted.  They seem to sit there and ask your forgiveness for fading.  Their thought is given off with their perfumes.  They come with all their scents, they speak of the fields they have left, the rain which has nourished them, the daybreaks they have seen."   -Paul Cezanne


Title: Golden Delicious       Size: 9"x9.75"

This little painting is finally finished!  I started this painting the end of May, during the Blossom Festival, while painting on location at the Painted Turtle Gallery, Creston, BC.  

I selected the Quince Blossoms as they are the most colorful, vibrant, spring blossoms.  They also signal the arrival of the hummingbirds.  (it's a real pleasure to hear & see the "hummers'" swarm this beautiful bush.)  The apples of course represent, the orchards all around me.     

While juggling a multitude of other tasks and obligations, I managed to squeeze in a few minutes every few day to finally bring this painting to a satisfactory stopping point. 

The Creston Valley is a wonderful feast for the senses during the spring when the landscape is ablaze with all the blossoms in the orchards and private homes.  The arrival of so many different birds, calling & flittering about as they prepare their nests,add to the heightened excitement and the promise of summer to come.

Spring, in all it's glory, is my favorite time of year! 
Yours in art,
Laura Leeder

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