Sunday, June 18, 2006

Hydrangeas


My hydrangeas are FINALLY in bloom! I tried to capture the dance of sunlight on the porch rails against the green and blue/purple of the flowers. SIGH!!!!

Sometimes, you just realize you need a lot more PRACTICE! LOL

I'd love some advice!

17 comments:

Sioux said...

I love your used of color for sunlight...it's marvelous!

Teri C said...

Lin, you are REALLY getting color down so great! I think you have gotten that sunlight thru those beautiful flowers. Love the porch too, it's perfect. I just love it!

Linda said...

Oh my, Lin, you've really done a wonderful job catching the sunlight and shadow on the porch railing especially! I think the trick is the play of light against very dark and warm against cool -- but I have a hard time with it, too! You've captured a special beautiful moment here!

Tami said...

LIN! LIN! LIN!These are SO wonderful! I love the rail fence, it is so clear and clean, the tree, and the Coneflower and Butterfly, perfect, the Hydrangeas, they are just all so exqusite!!! I cna't believe how far you have come in one year!!! Happy Anniversary!!! Congratulations!!!

Felicity said...

Wow! It's fabulous, the light is wonderful! Sitting out there with some homemade lemonade would be just perfect!

melissa w said...

You succeeded! IT seemed obvious to me.

SCquiltaddict said...

Yeah but they are still far better than the ones from last year...and Teri is right the color is perfect...and at least you have one...mine is still at the nursery...I want a hydrangea...preferably a whole row of them...

Donn said...

Lin, everyone has said it all! Really great. Love the rail fencing colors too. Seems like watercolors are working well for you.

Laura said...

I can see the play of light perfectly! What a complex thing to try to portray---all those verticals, the complicated hydrangea mopheads, PLUS the effects of dappled light. You've done beautifully.

Brenda said...

Fabulous Lin!! The light and shadows on the railing is SUPER and the colors on the hydrangeas are marvelous!! I honestly don't know how you could improve on this. It's quite nice as is.

Kathleen Marie said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. :) I think the light on the railings came out really nice. I can feel the sunlight! Good job!

Gwen Delmore said...

I think that you did a brilliant job of capturing the sunlight on your deck! What an interesting blog!

Alina Chau said...

lovely painting!

Lindsay said...

Lovely compostition.

clare said...

Hi Lin, your paintings are stunning, congratulations!
Looking back down your blog... I think the Lily you did is gorgeous, so soft and realistic. My blog is one year old too, Glad I stuck it out.

Lorraine said...

This was not one of those days; you did a
great job; I can see the blue reflecting on the boards on the porch -- which is very
well done and the flowers are stupendous!
Lorraine

Terri said...

I think you did a great job depicting the sunlight on the railings. This is lovely. Great composition too!