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Monday, March 21, 2011

Enjoying Yellow!

Firstly, thank you very much for all your kind and lovely birthday wishes. You made my heart smile!
I have been really enjoying to paint yellow flowers lately... I do love bringing Spring indoors and into my art by using this sunny color!

My Mom's daffodils blossomed for me as birthday present last week!

... and the smaller ones, with orange heart, were of inspiration for this small watercolor that graces the pages of my sketchbook.

These are the tulips my parents gave me for my birthday... what a wondrous splash of color after the grey, cold winter days!

Have you seen the newest Country Living and Country Homes & Interiors (both British editions)? They are among my favorite Home decor magazines!

I really, really liked the features in yellow! Aren't those peonies, apron and yellow cornishware just gorgeous?

Hope I have brought a wee bit of Spring into your home too, today!
Monica x.


  1. These are gorgeous. Your cheery yellow daffodils have brightened my day!
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  2. Oh, Monica, your artwork is over the moon gorgeous! Just BEAUTIFUL! I love spring flowers. Yellow is only a color I enjoy in spring ... you have made me love it in your pictures. Elegant presentations ...

    Happy Spring ~
    TTFN ~

  3. Hi Monica,
    Happy Birthday to you! I missed telling you so yesterday..It sounds like your birthday was a delight for you and so, it should be! because you are just a darling.
    I love your yellow flowers watercolor.How fresh and happy the flowers are..I love yellow flowers too. Yellow is such a bright and full of sunshine color.
    Have a sweet day my friend and big hugs!

  4. Wowwwwwwwwww...beautiful spring !! i like your paintings.......love Ria....xxx...

  5. You are SO talented.I love that watercolor! My mom..had a sugar jar w/ those stripes..It is mine now..that reminds me of it~ C'est beau!
    I wish my watercolor technique was as good as yours and a few of my favorite bloggers.
    Monica..that is a little bijou.

  6. Hi Monica,
    Oh, it really feels like Spring now that I've visited your blog! Your watercolors are beautiful.
    I love Country Living and Country Home & Interiors!
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. What a gorgeous sketchbook Monica!
    I love the watercolour & the little pink striped egg cup with brown egg is the perfect additon to your Spring Sketch ♥ It reminded me of Marjolein Bastin whose style is one I love and admire.

  8. I didn't know you painted...another one of your many talents! The watercolor is beautiful and so are your pretty birthday flowers!!

    Have a wonderful week, Monica!


  9. Your paintings are so very pretty! I love daffodils - wished that lasted longer in the Spring.

  10. Your paintings are wonderful. Yellow is my favorite color of all.♥

  11. Oh your paintings are beautiful Monica! They make my heart smile. The daffodils are about a month away here yet...but I will soon be enjoying them in the garden.
    I love the British issues too. I can't even miss a month. They are kindda pricey here, but worth every penny.
    sending hugs

  12. you brought a little more than a "wee bit" of spring to me today monica! your watercolors are gorgeous! thanks for sharing a sweet ray of sunshine on this very snowy...cold spring day here in New England!

  13. Monica,

    Your artwork is so wonderful. You are gifted in so many areas. I love your blog!


  14. Monica, your paintings are so beautiful !
    Love the tulips, their colors are so cheerful !
    Wish you a wonderful week,

  15. Oh gosh! Of all your artsy ways Monica...I think your watercolors are my favorite. You really captured the beauty of the daffodils (we call them Buttercups :)

  16. Happy Birthday! Your watercolor is fantastic.
    No daffy's for us yet but I can't wait we planted more last yr.

  17. Happy Belated Birthday xxx Glad you had such a lovely day. Your paintings are BEAUTIFUL, xx Catherine x

  18. Just beautiful your paintings are!!!!

  19. Belated Happy Birthday, Monica. Bringing spring in is a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Lovely watercolors.

  20. Yes Monica your Banner and Paintings certainly inspired me to think Spring and freshen up my own Page. And I forgot to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday greeting, I've been down sick so I hadn't persued Blogovia for a while... thankfully I'm now on the mend and catching up! Which is good because I hate to feel yucky during glorious weather!!!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  21. Monica! How did I miss all of these posts??? I posted once on my blog this week and ran... I've been a bad blogger to all my blogging friends!

    Your watercolors are truly lovely - and those daffodils sing "SPRING"! xo


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