This from my sketchbook, a moment earlier in the week when, at my desk indoors, I thought about crocuses coming through dry leaves.
A bouquet from the garden in autumn (Marigold, Sage, Sedum, Butterfly bush, Russian Sage, Basil, Echinacea, a few leaves from a Blueberry bush) in a tea mug. I began (on a canvas made for watercolor) but set it aside because it wasn’t coming to much, felt dull. Came back to it last night to look for more and deeper color. 9″x12″.