Siebold's primroses are blooming under a canopy of a tree. What a bright, cheerful sight it is! Obviously it is not the primrose season yet. I took the reference photo for the painting last April at the Green Spring Gardens Park in Alexandria, VA. It took almost a year to get around to paint these lovely flowers because I was intimidated by the look of the lettuce-like leaves. Yes, I often get stymied by my own timidity!
Yesterday I decided to go for it. Why not? I am pleased with the result. I am even more pleased with the fact that I painted on a day that started out rather lousily. I had waken up feeling tired and achy. I was tempted to take a day off. In the end, I thought better of it and started painting. And it happened again. Almost immediately I felt more energetic and alive. I really don't know how I lived before I discovered art.