Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hydrangea Bunch



This is my entry into the Inspiration All Around Us challenge, called Enduring Grace. These are Hydrangea flowers, or as I knew them as a child, snowball bushes. I have painted these flowers in the past, in fact, I have a photo uploaded in this blog that I previously did of my neighbors bush.

I'm not sure yet if this is done, my brush is still close at hand and I imagine I will work & tweak this further. There just doesn't seem to be enough umph - or as I usually say "it doesn't pop." Maybe some darker blue lines - perhaps some thin spots of a Cobalt Blue within the violet blue to help enhance them. As I said, I'm not sure yet. I have been known to go back & tweak a painting that has been untouched for a year. Sometimes it takes me that long to see the painting with new eyes.

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas

5 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

This is a great composition, Nancie. I really admire your patience with all those petals! If you did want to go back and tweak things how about adding a contrasting colour, that might help to make things pop? Try some yellow or orange in the highlights.

AutumnLeaves said...

I think it is gorgeous, Nancie. Hydrangeas are my second favorite flowers, those changing colors always so beautiful and varied within one flower. Gorgeous greens in those leaves too!

Nancie Johnson said...

Thank you both for your comments. I'm glad you like it. Sherry, if hydrangeas are your 2nd favorite, what is your first? I'm fond of these big "fluffy" flowers as well. Caroline - I had tried yellow in the highlights & didn't like it so took it out. But I hadn't tried orange and I think that one may do the trick! Thank you!

AutumnLeaves said...

Lilacs!!

Angela said...

I love the deep purples and blues. This painting is so nice. Like a breath of fresh air.

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