Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blue Hydrangeas

Blue Hydrangea copy by linfrye
Blue Hydrangea copy, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Though a lighter blue than the photo I posed as a challenge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/linfrye/5867369944/), my painting here is an effort to show that wonderful light that seems to bounce off these blue hydrangea. There is something so cooling about blue in a garden, especially when temps reach high in the 90s as they tend to do in our region. I also love the challenge of these complex flowers -- the effort of keeping them simple and yet defined.

Back to work and quite a bit of catch up after a few days away. We had some rain last night -- yahoo --! But we hope to have a bit more today. Our plants and streams really need it!

Have a terrific day -- and keep voting, please!



Teri C said...

OMG!!!! STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lorraine said...

Love the delicac of the hydrangeas themselves -- they look like a photo!!! Incredible detail Lin. And again I love love love the way you draw down and "stream" the paint from the leaves and stems. Another beauty.

We had hard rain yesterday morning but not a lot and not for long. Overcast today so expecting more. I'll send it your way!!

Lorraine said...

oops; that was supposed to read: delicacy!

Joan T said...

Super!!!!!!!!!!! I love the negative painting on just some of the flowers...just enough!