Monday Love: Spring flowers

"Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolors. Every stroke you put down you have to go with. Of course you can rewrite, but the original strokes are still there in the texture of the thing. "
Joan Didion

Just a bit of watercolor happiness to get your week of to a lovely start.  I once did it for a series of potscards and it reminded me of how long it is i sat outside with my paper and colors, painting "al fresco" - something i really wish to get back to this spring! Easter is coming realy close now - have yo planned anything fun?

Painting: "Honeycourt" by MartinaVoigt-Schmid

26 comments:

  1. Oh Martina this is so beautiful, an explosion of color !
    Happy Spring
    Love from Mapi

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  2. Ah, flowers in watercolour - how painterly!;-)

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  3. GOOD MORNING MARTINA!

    I am now on Spring break, and the whole week, I HOPE, is mine. I don't know if I will get any painting done, but I do know that I have many plans. I think this week will be a time for me to sit silently and PLAN. I JUST LOVE YOUR WATERCOLOR art and take on life my dear. I so hope that you are enjoying good health and fresh new LIFE!!!!!!!!

    LOVE TO YOU, Anita

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  4. very pretty!
    just plans to visit with family...relaxing :)

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  5. Ah.. Love it! Such a wonderful kaleidoscope of colors, Martina! They are all refreshing and indeed make way for a cheerful week ahead!

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  6. Wowwwwwwwwwwww this is a nice one !!...no plans......i hope i feeling better soon.......o my the flu stays a long time by me......i am so tired.......love from me....xxx...

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  7. Oh...that watercolor just makes me HAPPY!! Beautiful! I am very new to watercolors and sometimes mine get all muddied up together to form a BIG mess.I need some lessons I guess.
    Happy Easter, friend!!

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  8. What a gorgeous painting! I can't help but be happy after looking at it! :)

    Can't believe Easter's almost here. I'll be celelbating 2...Easter this week & Greek Easter the following!

    Have a great week, Martina! xoxo

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  9. Your watercolour is so lovely...your talents are many!
    Everywhere I look beautiful spring flowers are popping up...oh how I adore this time of year. We did have lots of snow yesterday morning..it was like a little April Fools joke on us. Back to sun today....hugs for a great preEaster week. xoxoxo

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  10. MARTINA!!

    Yes dearest, it is almost Easter and I have to think about my next blog post!!! We have a quiet time here at home and I am looking forward to it, but it sure is nice to have this spring break off now! I am creating more....

    LOVE TO YOU DEAR FRIEND! Anita

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  11. Pretty! Pretty! :) I will look forward to more of your watercolors to come. When you are able to sit outside and paint again. Inspiring stuff!

    We do have fun plans to travel to be with our middle daughter, and baby grandson for Easter celebrating. We are so excited to see them! Happy Easter to you, sweet friend!!

    xoxo...Gloria

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  12. HalliHallochen liebe Martina, your watercolored works are always very cheery! I must be smiling each time you walk by.
    Have a lovely week leading up to Easter, meine Freundin. Es wird sehr Kalt, ich hoff nur dass es die Blumen gut geht!
    Love xxx

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  13. What a beautiful watercolor painting! I love anything with flowers, especially with spring in the air. We are going to Arizona this year to visit my mom, so we will be in the desert for Easter.

    Jill

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  14. Hi Martina
    I was travelling and missed many posts. One more travel is in the offing. Hope you are fine too.
    Cheers
    Chitra

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  15. Very lovely watercolor Martina! I wish for warm weather, and blooming flowers..... it's so cold, windy, rainy and gray here, but the sun and all the colors in you painting warmed me up :)) Thank you!

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  16. Dear Martina, your art always makes me HAPPY! This one is so lovely..makes me want to smell the flowers.
    Have a glorious Easter, sweet friend!
    xoxo,
    - Irina

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  17. Beautiful watercolour Martina..I love those colours!
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter,
    Susan x

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  18. MY darling Martina,

    It is so kind of you to come to visit me today as you are celebrating with family. I have no family and my husband's family is scattered all over the United States. We are enjoying a lovely sunny but chilly spring day in Minnesota, and I am so grateful for the LIFE and LOVE around me. You are such a blessed friend and I am glad to hear that you are enjoying a break from work and are just soaking in all the LOVE.....

    Be well my dearest !!!! Anita

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  19. Happy Easter, Martina! I hope you had a lovely weekend. This painting is so pretty. Love the colors you always choose. Yay for Spring!!!

    Heidi

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  20. beautiful watercolor Martina. Painting each stroke, sometimes again and again, just brings joy to my heart. :)
    I hope you had a blessed Easter dear friend.
    xoxo

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  21. Happy Easter dear Martina!! I hope you have a marvelous time. Love this painting, so colourful and happy! A beautiful scene..I hope you have a wonderful week :) xox

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  22. Spring flowers are the prettiest!

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  23. The picture loaded very slowly tonight for some reason from the top down & I had so much fun waiting for the picture to see what was next! I was so surprised when that cute chair pooped up & changed the picture entirely! Thanks for keeping me filled up with fresh fab art!!!

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