Day 2 of a Hyacinth in Bloom

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Day 2 - Hyacinth Bloom
From my sketchbook

Here is the second painting from the Hyacinth I recently purchased! This is about 16 hours after the first sketch was done - I am so totally amazed at how fast this plant is changing!! When I came into the office to scan the painting and post, I stopped by the breakfast nook to see how the bloom was coming along. About half of the individual blooms are either opening or open. The one on the bottom right is fully open.

Since I paint slower than slow, I have resorted to taking photos, and I will hopefully be able to create a few more paintings of the stages of opening before I do a final painting with all the flowers open. It's also beginning to smell really good in my kitchen - maybe because I have the Hyacinth, a pot of tulips and a pot of daffodils on the table! (Though I don't think tulips and daffodils actually have a scent, do they?) I started the tulips late today, but as usual the light failed before I could complete it. Perhaps tomorrow . . . .

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