Sunday, March 21, 2010

Signs of Spring...



Here's to a lovely Spring, everyone!

38 comments:

  1. Happy Spring to you as well! What a lovely painting. I love how she's trudging about in her boots and discovering sproutlings coming up from the snow. Beautiful! Theresa

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  2. Awww, Shirley, this is so tender! Wonderful, how you've captured her movement and the love in her eyes. Oh, her eyes! You are such a watercolor whiz.

    Happy Spring!

    (ACK, my word veri was COOCH! What does that MEAN!)

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  3. So lovely Shirley. I am so glad to see you posting again, I have missed you and your work in your absence. I hope your away time was very productive.

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  4. Oh my goodness! How beautiful and ethereal this painting is. It's simply lovely. Wonderful to see another masterpiece from you.

    Have a great day, talented lady!

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  5. Lovely painting Shirley!! Such a delicate piece and I love the expression on her face.....all of it is sooo pretty!

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  6. Gosh you just know how to tinker with the old heart with your fabulous illustrations. This is wonderful and what spring is all about. I love how you played with the wonderful space in the background. It all just works so wonderfully. It's the look on her face as well. You just captured a moment and not many people can do that. It's fabulous Shirley. Straight out of a scene of a story book. Excellent! Hope that you and the girls are doing well and that spring has already sprung on your side of the world. he he he he. We are getting hit with more rain. I guess I'm going to have to ask more folks to break out there weather outfits. Shirley, please put on your coconut bra and grass skirt and shake for Nester's sake and the sake of NJ! We need your hips!

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  7. Shirley, this is so beautiful. Her tender facial expression is apropos. I love the signs of spring, the little buds, the shoots, greens...Did you hear though what Bill Clinton said about spring? Hahahah! Bill Clinton Mocks Gore: Start of Spring is 'otherwise known to Al Gore as proof of global warming'...

    Have a wonderful spring day. Ugh! I have to go back to work today.

    I love Bella's word verification.

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  8. such a delightful expression.. I love all the white too.. she looks like a little snow angel!

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  9. you know Sweet Shirley, this is why i miss you so.
    look at her!
    Out for a blissful walk one Spring morning with her dreams. And how you paint the nature is so serene. I think if she listens very carefully she can hear every stream.

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  10. I agree - Wonderful expression, and I love the colors!

    ...I can't wait for spring. I know it's close, my neighbors crocus are sprouting!

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  11. Oh my goodness Shirley, she does look like an angel! How can you pack so much into a teesy tiny space, you're a miracle worker with those watercolors! Just beautiful and so full of hope, love it! Glad to see you back a few times, I know you're still slogging through your stuff, but it's great to see your wonderful work again!

    xoxoxo Susan

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  12. Happy Spring to you too... such a beautiful illustration! Great work! :) x

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  13. thanks for your comment, shirley! good luck on your climb. beautiful, sweet illo for spring you've created here.

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  14. Hello I have just found your blog - Beautiful xx
    Sam xx ( a fellow illustrator and blogger from the Uk!)

    :0)

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  15. Wonderful illo!Love your watercolours!

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  16. So Beautiful-- I love her hair! Happy Painting to you!

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  18. So, so, happy you're back with your gorgeous art! And I'm beginning to fall for this red haired adventurer...can't wait to see what kind of magic you'll bring into her!! (^_^) oxx

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  19. just beautiful and so elegant. she does look like a wonderful adventurer. xoxo, juliette

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  20. HAHAHAHAHA! The witch was here. Isn't she lovely? HAHAHAHA!

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  21. Beautiful!! I love her stance, and the subtle color treatment! Go Shirley Go!!

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  22. Hi Shirley, thanks for your visit, so glad you enjoyed the photos. It was indeed a super-proud-parent momentous day! Hope things are well!

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  23. Shirley how is your weekend coming along?

    I have an award for you.

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  24. Really lovely Shirley. There's so much feeling in this.

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  25. Your paintings are always so delicate and full of tenderness, Shirley!
    It was great to hear from you - I hope all is going well :-)

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  26. Good golly, lady. Of COURSE you deserve a Renee award! No one spreads the love around more than you. Ces and I both adore you and your crazy-good talent!

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  27. oh shirley this is beautiful! such a fantastic mood to this piece. cheers and a happy spring to you!

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