Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Magnolias!






They`re coming. Even though snow is predicted tomorrow, in three weeks they`ll be here. Is there a more extravagant flowering tree?
I used to do a magnolia painting every spring until last year. I was too distracted with trying to sell and buy a house. This year I`ll do it again.

8 comments:

Glynn said...

Beautiful work. We have two magnolias in our back yard, and I can see the hope of spring. (And spring can't come too soon.)

RH Carpenter said...

If this is any indication of your magnolia paintings, we are in for a real treat this spring! Gorgeous work and some unusual takes on the traditional watercolor magnolia painting :)

S. Etole said...

truly elegant ...

Maureen said...

Magnolias, which we have here in Virginia, are among my favorite flowering trees (so much so I included silk magnolia blossoms in my wedding bouquet).

I remember the first time I saw a magnolia pod, and I go out every spring to catch first sight of the pods opening amid waxy leaves.

These paintings are lovely, Randall. I'm especially drawn to #3, 5 from top, perhaps because they'll full of the expectancy of color.

BMoon said...

Simply gorgeous, I just love your work. It's realistic, but so much more....divine.

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, these are awesome!!
Do you know I think I have never seen a magnolia tree in bloom? I always see paintings of the flowers and am very jealous that there aren't any here.

Margaret Ryall said...

What a treat to find these beautiful paintings this morning as the wind rattles my window panes and nature decides if it will rain or snow.

I love magnolias and have painted them in various states. They are a rare tree in my neck of the woods. I only get to appreciate them when travelling.

Irina said...

The blog full of treasures. So good.