Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer of Color Red

Last Fall I decided to bring in my
four flower boxes of geraniums  as they
were still gorgeous. I sprayed for bugs and 
then moved them to my garden window
by my bath tub. They bloomed happily
all winter and especially at Christmas.
Moved them out to there usual place for summer
and they are still looking beautiful.
This is for Summer of Color.
The color this week is red.
I did it in watercolor , pen and ink.
I can hardly wait to see what color Kristin has
picked for next week!

27 comments:

It's me said...

Love..........xxx....

baukje said...

Wonderful!!! i also love geraniums, shall take pictures I have quite a selection of different colors.

Snap said...

I love geraniums and mine are complaining about the heat. Arggggh. Love your watercolor!

Pondside said...

I've always wished to bring in my geraniums - did it once but they succumbed to an infestation. I have some lovely ones this year, so maybe I'll give it a try.
Your painting is very sweet - you captured the red.

Netty said...

Oh wow its a gorgeous painting. x

The Altered Paper said...

Spot On! Very Pretty! And You've captured the leaves of an Geranium so perfect!

Joanna said...

Pretty pretty geraniums, beautifully painted.

I love geraniums, I've got some potted up on my patio table so I can see them from my kitchen window as it's too wet to sit outside and enjoy them :o(

The White Bench said...

Fabulous reds! Can't wait to see your zinnias ;)
Big hugs, thinking of you,
Monica xo

Createology said...

Geraniums are the perfect flower for a window box, planter or just to enjoy and smile. I never thought to bring mine indoors this past winter and now they are frozen, dead and gone! Love your watercolor in red. Wondrous week to you...

Kindred Spirit said...

Love your geraniums :) & wow, what a view you have...breathtaking!!
xo Joanna

Laurie said...

I can't say which is more beautiful, your painting or the original! So so pretty Sharon, I look forward to seeing what you do with next weeks color!!

Vee said...

What a nice place to overwinter geraniums. I've heard of the basement, but this is far better. Lovely watercolor...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh, I love geraniums! And these (both the painted and the real) are lovely!

Merry said...

What a beautiful colour you have used to colour this geranium....lovely work.

Pearl said...

Beautiful drawing, and picture! with that gorgeous back drop of trees. I think I'm moving in?

Sandi said...

Beautiful, I am in love and adore with your work. Did a bit of chking your other sites - I knew that had to be a Pacific Northwest location - nothing more beautiful!

Emakesart said...

This is soo pretty! It should be framed!

xoEsther

Chris / CS Designs said...

Sharon, I came to visit through the RED challenge but have to say that I absolutely love everything on your blog.
:) Chris / CS Designs
http://www.cs-designs.blogspot.com/
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Lesley said...

I love geraniums. This is wonderful!
x

Mandy said...

this is beautiful...xxx

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your watercolor geraniums!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness - you live in the most gorgeous place! All that beauty around you - and it comes right out in your work. Sounds like a beautiful life - thank you for sharing your inspired art with us here, xo

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such a beautiful watercolor! Flowers are such a fabulous source of inspiration.

Ella said...

This is gorgeous; I have salmon pink colored ones this year. I miss the red~ Well Done!

PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful geranium! Your red is ...perfect! I keep saying to myself that I will soon try to paint with watercolors, but I admit I keep putting it off because I think I'm too scared. yours are gorgeous! K

Jenny said...

Love your watercolor Sharon... so pretty and soft and your geraniums looks absolutely fab... perfect for your red inspiration...

Jenny x

Noemi said...

You can find this flowers hanging from almost every window in my home town. It makes me very home sick but in a good way.
Your painting captures the essence of this plant.
But to be honest what I like the most id the view that you have from your house!! What a beautiful place to live!!