Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Hydrangeas - Patsy's Challenge
Arches 140# CP
Patsy's been working on flowers and asked the floral watercolour group how we might go about painting her photo of hydrangeas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/patsyjenningsart/4961446054/). I had a bit of time before the grands came last night - and so I painted this. I took a direct approach, fairly realistic, but trying to keep the hydrangeas varied, filled with light and a bit impressionistic. The scan is a bit darker in the flowers and lighter in the glass vase area than the painting itself. Next time -- I'd like to try this a bit looser ...
It was a busy time with the grands and it's going to be a busy week. I leave for work shortly and have a meeting the moment I get there with a week filled with meetings.
Temps are returning to the mid-90s so it'll be hot -- Still no rain -- and the trees are responding with yellow leaves that are dropping a bit early this year.
Have a great day!