Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Fleeting Pink Glow of Spring!

Capturing the feeling of an English Spring

Its raining and grey outside but Vivien's postcard is a reminder of those wonderful, soft Spring days that start to happen more frequently as the days lengthen. I'm so happy to have it for my own.

I'm going to use Vivien's own words about why she chose this view on this particular day as she says it so descriptively.
"This is a country lane just a few miles from me. The Hawthorn leaves are just about to burst and the bushes have that lovely fleeting pink glow. As soon as the leaves open it's gone."
The postcard has a velvety feel due to Vivien's skillful use of mixed media. I think it's done with soft pastels, oil pastels and white acrylic. But I don't really need to know as the overall effect is wonderful.

9 comments:

Cathy Gatland said...

Having never witnessed an English spring, this gives a lovely suggestion of what it must be like - beautiful soft colours and gentle light.

Robyn said...

Move over Monet! So beautiful, Vivien, it incorporates so much of your wonderful mixed media technique. A real painting. Love it!!!

Felicity said...

Absolutely beautiful, Vivien! The colours look amazing on the screen, I can only imagine how it must look in the flesh!

Desiree said...

Vivien, this is just lovely, so soft and dreamy. It is reminescent of the old masters

Pat said...

Beautifully done and I am green with wanting one just like this.....only bigger....20X30 OK?

Albrecht Rissler said...

I smell the fresh air when I think of a walk through this landscape...

vivien said...

:>) thank you for the lovely comments - 20x30 may not fit through your letterbox Pat ;>D

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Sigh...Vivien, SO beautiful...I can recognize your work from a mile away and thanks to Bridget, we have such a nice big view on it!
Ronelle

Alison Staite said...

Oh golly, this really brings back memories of home, country lanes and early morning sparkle. Lovely..... it reminds me i need to get out of London!!

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