Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Hydrangeas - Patsy's Challenge

9" x 12"
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!


Patti G. said...

Lin, they are beautiful from tip of petal to end of leaf! LOVELY!!!!!
Hang in there with that heat!

Teri C said...

Such beautiful colors and well, the whole design is great! I need to go look at this challenge.

Lorraine said...

The colors are wonderful together and what a beautiful bouquet they make. I really love that "just right" blend of realism and impressionism. Terrific painting Lin!

Try to take it easy this week.