Little Garden Painting

Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.

Francis Thompson

Something that came to me, while i was painting outside, in a soft summer breeze. It's a small painting 30 x 40 cm, mixed media on canvas - one of a series of 3. Hope you enjoy June so far - for me, it should be 3 times as long! This coming weekend brings the summer solstice and the longest night of the year. And it falls on a saturday - anything planned yet to celebrate?

Painting: Martina Voigt-Schmid


  1. This is wonderful, really lovely colours.This weekend I have to attend a wedding, so I will enjoy. I hope your week is going well for you so far doll xx

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  3. Hello my friend! I so agree with you. June should last three times as long as it does! And to think that this weekend will be the longest night! It seems as if in the past several weeks the nights have been longer than usual. I am enjoying my summer so far, in my garden, on my porch (enclosed as to be protected by the rain and mosquitos!) and reading A LOT! Thank you again for interviewing for SP. I do see what you're saying about the layout....

    Have a GREAT DAY and your art....stunning and fresh!

  4. Hi Martina,

    You must be enjoying your June and summer! love your pretty artwork and all the colours.
    Hope you are having a lovely week

  5. Love from me.....happy weekend from me.....x !!

  6. Pretty!Have a wonderful weekend : )

  7. I love this new painting, dear Martina! It is gentle and bold all at once, but most importantly it is joyful! You inspire me, dear friend....

    Thank you so much for coming to visit me....and I just received my copy of Scarlet Pink!
    Will be savoring it this weekend...
    Joy to you this Summer Solstice!
    Love across the miles,
    - Irina

  8. Hello Martina...stunning gorgeous and dreamy..also feels mystical and cosmic to me for some I love those visual moments of blue, red and gold a poem!
    Yay..enjoy your beautiful celebrations and wishing you many Blessings and Birthday Sparkles!
    yes me too, I will be celebrating on the eve and the day of solstice...some quiet sacred time and some magical celebrations too!
    Wishing you a wonderful Summertime! Thanks for all the beauty and artistic-glow you share and shine out!

  9. This is so beautiful, so ethereal, I love it!
    Every summer solstice we go on an evening walk with my brother, somewhere with a view, often an ancient place. Happy solstice Martina! xx

  10. What a beautiful painting, Martina! Love the colors and I can smell the essence of the fresh blooms and the soft breeze flowing through the gardens. Hope you are having a great time of the year, wish you wonderful inspirations every day of the year, the year around always! :)

  11. Your work is so pretty Martina!
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  12. the real summer can't appear here somehow, so flowers bright up our days!


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