Tuesday, 7 October 2014

GOLDFINCH IN COTTAGE GARDEN, Watercolor Painting Birds and Cottage Garden

I love summer, a summer in a cottage garden.  I went to visit a garden center, a striking red day lily caught my eye.  I bought the pot, the only one and went home.  I love the lily.  The excitement in a home garden accelerates to a peak when the flowers bloom to welcome my favorite visitors, the birds!.  I thought about the goldfinch that come to the garden in small flock, the goldfinch that spark like summer flowers in the sun.  With a brush, I gathered 'Scarlet Orbit' Day Lily, Yellow Coreposis, and Verbena for their intense colors.  To help with the design I had coreposis and verbena in pots so I can move them around a bit.  I wanted the painting as a summary of the summer heat and its excitement.  When I stopped I realized there was a flock of ten goldfinch in the picture!  The next day I learnt that day lily just last for a day!  I was glad I had not missed it, an unforgettable memory!

Striking Watercolor Painting Summer flowers and Birds 29.5x42cm
Striking Watercolor Painting Summer flowers and Birds, 29.5x42cm
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  1. ken newman11:05 AM+1
    very lovely art work well done +Phong Trinh 

    Jorge L. Cervera11:19 AM+1
    Phong, this is simply one of the loveliest watercolors you have posted on Google+

    Martin Rice12:40 PM+1
    Simply beautiful! (Google +)

  2. Asteln Dotrabor
    9:39 AM
    Magnifique! What range! your paintings delight the eyes and heart
    Thank you for sharing
    Asteln (Google +)

  3. Tiki Coveny
    Yesterday 2:41 PM
    lovely phong (Google +)