Friday, July 24, 2009

Rebecca's Hydrangeas

Rebecca's Hydrangeas
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

When I arrived at the B&B this week and before Rebecca left for the beach, she left me a bouquet of her summer hydrangea -- a wonderful treat both to the eye and inspiration! I painted these before the flowers faded - and will create a card from them to thank her. This scan, unfortunately, did not pick up the subtle shadings of blue and yellow behind the flowers - even though I scanned it several times ... but it's there.

My sweetie brought home cantaloupes last night, so I've a date with the jam-making equipment and dehydrator! The tomatoes have also begun ripening in earnest, and so between watering today (little rain this here week, sigh) and working in the kitchen, I'm hoping for a bit of time to paint.

Temps are reaching into the 90s today and I"ll be adding to that with all the cooking.

Have a sweet day!


caseytoussaint said...

My favorite flower - beautifully portrayed.

Teri C said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Joan said...

I LOVE the soft coloring in your hydrangeas. I think they have to be one of the hardest flowers for me to paint.

We had LOTS of rain yesterday...I'll send you some. Sunshine today!!

Laureline said...

Ooh, your cantaloupe jam! I love this soft, subtle hydrangea sketch.

Anonymous said...

Oh the incredible detail in this beautiful painting. I love the mixture of colors in the flowers and the container too. This is a real winner! Bravo!

Robyn said...

I hope you know how good this one is!!!!!!