Monday, March 21, 2011

It Must Be Spring!

Yes, the sighting of the first trilliums here in the Pacific Northwest is a definite sign of spring.

If you are not familiar with the trillium, it is a native wildflower. There are 39 species of trillium known. All types are easily identified by the three main leaf bracts that start to show in the early part of spring. These leaves are followed by a long stem on which the flower blooms. White flowers are most prevalent in damp, woody areas. Red flowers have also been known to show up where the white trillium grows. Other bloom colors include pink, white turning to pale purple, and yellow.

Many of us get very excited when we spot them as occurred today on my walk with a friend through the woods.

I have captured the delicate wildflower in a watercolor painting which has delighted many art patrons and collectors.

Janet's Trillium
Joanne Osband

It is named for my friend who is addicted to trilliums and provided me with great photographs for the painting.


  1. When I first glanced at the painting, I thought it was an actual photograph. Outstanding job!

  2. Hi Deanna,

    Thank you :)

    When you see the original it does have more watercolor qualities.

  3. Hi Joanne, your work is amazing!! Wow!

    So...for sunday sketches. All you need to do is add the SS icon to your sidebar and then each sunday, you can sketch/draw whatever you want and then place a link directly to your SS art on the Mr. Linky that I post. Then....we all visit each other. That's it! :)

    So...welcome!! I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your art more. hugs

  4. Hi Sophia,

    Thank you :)

    I look forward to getting to know you too as soon as I figure out the technical aspects of that "SS icon...sidebar thing ;)