I've Been in the Garden

Each spring as the weather warms painting moves outside. Our garden provides many opportunities to draw from life and surprisingly changes so quickly it is often hard to keep up.

Recently as the blue flag Iris began to appear I moved canvas to the garden and began drawing the annual spectacle. 

Blue flags gave way to another favourite which are the small yellow lilies that seemingly shout "summer is here".  I moved in the garden not wanting to miss all the action. Young birds test their skills moving up and down and across providing a unseen background to my work.

A young robin hops through a bed of garlic hoping for a juicy worm while peonies bloom thanks to the ants.