|watercolor on paper 18 x 24|
So hydrangeas used to be my favorite flower, until I spent several weeks of my life staring at each individual petal until I practically went blind. This is the second installment of my hydrangea paintings. This time I set my still life up in an antique crock from one of my husband grandmothers. Even though I have spent a tremendous amount of time with hydrangeas lately, I still love them. I'm having trouble coming up with a title, so I'm enlisting all of your help. If you have any ideas please leave a comment here or on facebook and share your titles. I used to always make fun of paintings in museums with obvious names, but I now understand. By the time you are done painting, you are creatively drained. So as of now they are Hydrangeas in a blue crock, please, I beg you help me come up with something more imaginative.
I also have a dilemma every time I paint a picture, maybe a fear more than a dilemma, where and how to sign my name. I thought it was a really silly fear, but when I went to the Paul Jackson workshop he said that he plans his signature into his composition and masks it out. So this time I did just that. I like this idea, and will do it from now on.
|acrylic on canvas 11x 14|
Steven got back into the swing of things this week and did an 11 x 14 canvas. The largest one he's done so far. He did a lovely job!
Beautiful painting Carrie! I love all those different colors in the petals. And the crock is fabulous. Simply gorgeous :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Crystal! That crock was more difficult than I thought it was going to be. So happy to read your comments this week.ReplyDelete
Oh WOW! Both of your Hydrangeas paintings are spectacular. I too am quite fond of them...especially the blue varieties. Apparently if you plant rusty nails in the soil near the roots of this plant, the flowers will turn from pink to blue. There is nothing wrong with your titles. Thanks for sharing these beaties with us all!ReplyDelete
Again, your hydrangeas are amazing! The crock pot looks SO perfectly painted! I tried to think of a name but yours is perfect!! looking forward to your next painting.ReplyDelete
Alvin, the comments coming from you, mean a tremendous amount. Thank you so much for stopping by:)ReplyDelete
hmuxo, Thank you so much. I love reading your comments, so happy that you stopped by this morning:)
I love this hydrangea painting - I know what you mean about getting a little blurry eyed while looking at them, they are a fascinating yet complicated subject! A title? Hmmmm. Suddenly, I'm at a loss.ReplyDelete
I think your title works just fine! The details on the petals of both hydrangea paintings are amazing. Must have been difficult to do....ReplyDelete
Good job. :-)
Beautiful painting. Love your colors and the compositionReplyDelete
How nice to wake up to new comments!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa, Cheryl and Becky Joy (Love your name Becky Joy--I went to high school with a Becky May)
I appreciate your wonderful words and support!
Very skillfully done, Carrie! I had to click the enlargement just to make sure it was a painting! Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your watercolor work is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks Dean and Isabelle. I love to read your comments. Thank you both for stopping by:)ReplyDelete
This painting is beautiful Carrie. I love these flowers and have considered painting them for about half a second and then I come to my senses. You certainly have more patience than I do. You've rendered these beautifully and should be very proud.ReplyDelete
Thank you Nancy! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. I love the contrast and your signature is divine.ReplyDelete
Are these for sale?
Thank you pve!ReplyDelete
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Both of your Hydrangea paintings are stunning! Such beautiful Realism, yet still very artistically rendered. Gorgeous colors!ReplyDelete
The black background makes this look so dramatic and moody! (That's NOT a bad thing)ReplyDelete
I'm wondering how the flowers would've looked with a bright color behind them instead?
I'd love to see the complete opposite next time!