Nesting Time ~ Spring Landscape

Nesting Time ~ Watercolour  12" x 5"
I love this time of year! The green shoots and Spring flowers are everywhere plus there's the sunshine and promise of warmer summer days ahead.

We have blackbirds nesting in a tree in the garden and these last weeks I've been watching them fly to and fro with beakfuls of twigs and nest-making finds from neighbouring gardens. Everywhere in the landscape there's a buzz of activity. Wonderful!

I painted this watercolour sketch (below) from my studio window and the little painting above is a development from my imagination :)


Comments

Both lively paintings Theresa.
All the best.
Vic.
Jane said…
You have a very good imagination :-) The watercolor is lovely summery and fresh ! I had a nest of blackbirds in my garden too and loved to observe them flying in and out from the ivy hedge where they were totally protected. The small ones are already big now :-)
JANE MINTER said…
beautiful work from imagination i like the view point..love your sketch and notes theresa ..you are lucky to have a nest so close to you ..we are surrounded by birdsong here ...the nightingales and cuckoos are so beautiful to listen to
Theresa Evans said…
Victor, thankyou.

Jane... it's wonderful having nesting birds to watch isn't it? I think the season is quite a bit further on in Italy than our much chillier England!

Jane, nightingales and cuckoos are wonderful to listen to aren't they? Unfortunately we don't hear them in my part of the world. Whenever we visit Tuscany during the spring we can hear cuckoo song across the valleys for long periods of time each day. This year we hope to visit in the Autumn. I think they may be quiet by then ...
Sheila Vaughan said…
Hi Theresa - the greens these last few days have been sparkling haven't they. Gives us all a lift! I think it's wonderful to branch out and work from our imagination which is really a bank of memory, knowledge and experience - in this case of the wonderful nature around us. Apparently the Japanese when learning to draw have exercises given where they have to "study" the subject for some minutes then go into another room, away from it, and draw it. You are onto a winner I think!
Theresa Evans said…
Yes, the Spring greens are a different hue. So delicate and yet vibrant. I love the Italian word for Spring; 'Primavera' .. which literally means first green :)

I didn't know that about the Japanese drawing exercises but I like the idea ... must try it myself!
Sharon Whitley said…
wonderful greens! Really like these!
Theresa Evans said…
The spring greens are so welcome after all that white stuff!! Thanks :)