I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
I do not think I have ever seen anything more beautiful
than the bluebell I have been looking at.
I know the beauty of our Lord by it.
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
I’ve been working on this intricate, wild bunch of irises today. (Where the word “bluebell” appears in the Gerard Manley Hopkins quote, I could insert “iris” ... or for that matter, just about any flower in creation!)
My favorite color of the moment is
Old Holland New Masters “King’s Blue Deep.”
So soft and pretty with the surrounding cool yellows.