The moment I walked into my painting class yesterday I got nervous. I could smell the fragrance of the lilacs. I love lilacs but they sometimes cause me to have a sneezing fit which can be really embarrassing. Fortunately, yesterday they did not and I got a chance to paint the ones that Paul, my instructor, brought to the table.
I used watercolors and a touch of pen to complete my painting. Paul allowed me to borrow some Purple Madder (Windsor Newton) and Mineral Violet (Holbein). It was faster than mixing all of the colors.
Finally, spring has arrived in Boston. Flowers are showing their colors. It feels so invigorating to go outside without my coat, boots, and scarf.