Sunday, 14 August 2016

Hydrangea



Having said that there would be no more painting before the exhibition, I was organised enough to be able to go to AVA group as usual and painted a picture with which I was quite pleased.







The hydrangea have been really lovely this year, perhaps because of the very damp spring. The various ones in my garden are very subtle shades of pink/purple/blue. They proved to good to resist and so whilst dog sitting a friends pet whilst they are away on holiday, I managed a second more abstract painting covering the initial wash with random dyed tiny squares of silk. I also used a little lilac pen and added some of the loose threads from the silk.
I tried not to overdo the collage part of the painting and kept some of the edges quite shadowy.








Two completely different ways of tackling the same subject. I hope you enjoy looking.


The top painting was done on Fabriano Artistico extra white rough 300g paper, and the second painting was done on Hahnemuhle Andalucía 500g rough paper

7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I hope you continue to see things that you enjoy.

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  2. The background on the first image is magical. Yellow with purples, while opposite on the color wheel, is so underused. Thank you for continuing to share with us.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I am so glad that you continue to enjoy looking at the posts.

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  3. OMG! Finally i got the best design and hats off for your overall work you are the best painter because you are focusing on beauty of nature that sounds attractiveness..

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment. I am never concerned about the botanical accuracy of my work, just beautiful colours and designs. I am delighted that you enjoy the work

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