Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blossoms in Blue - Hydrangeas

Blossoms in Blue - Hydrangeas
Oil on Linen Board

These hydrangeas are based on a photo I took in Seattle a few years ago, while visiting the Pike Street Market. Blue hydrangeas are fun to paint, they have so many other colors in addition to blues. Magenta is the deep red purple I used in this painting to give my blue hydrangeas a "kick".


Archie and Melissa said...

Hi Nancy!
Oh these are gorgeous! You make me feel like I am there.

Manon said...

So pretty Nancy! The blues and purples are so beautiful together!

Donna said...

What a beautiful painting, Nancy! Love the colors. I have a blue hydrangea bush in the garden, maybe I'll paint it this summer.


Unknown said...

Thanks Ladies! Melissa, I hope your new pillows are selling well - they are beautiful!
Manon, your work just gets better and better. I love how introspective and elegant it is!
Donna, I would LOVE to see you do a painting of your hydrangeas. I did a 3 foot by 4 foot white hydrangea painting for a friend in St. Louis recently. That was a bear to ship but I enjoyed painting them. It was a good challenge!
happy painting and creating ladies!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Wow. This is beautiful! I came on the blog thinking I'd get a 'pug fix', and I find a gorgeous painting. Love the colors.

Unknown said...

Thank you Kelley, I love your work. Your poodle is wonderful! I hope you got into the Daily Painters, you're much better than several of them I've seen!

Mary said...

So pretty! Blue hydrangeas are my favorite. :)

The Muse said...

I so agree about the array of colors in Hydrangeas...and really you have captured that so well!

Jenny said...

Nancy - what a wonderful find to happen upon your blog! I stopped by from Donna's Art and have just been taken with your paintings! I especially love this one ... blue hydrangeas. They were our wedding flower, so they hold such beautiful memories within each watercolored hue. Oh, and love the hat!! Truly! Seeing the sunshine on its brim made me wish for warmer days ... we're covered in snow!


bindu said...

These are so pretty! And it seems that creating these still life paintings is a breeze for you too. :)

Archie and Melissa said...

good morning nancy!

i blogged about you today. :)


Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

hi nancy i just found you through kim vanderhoek's blog, this is a beautiful painting. hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers...great color and love the brushstrokes.

Unknown said...

Hi Missy Muse!! I have to say I enjoy starting every morning by reading what you have written. You are the busiest blogger I know!

Mary, I think hydrangeas are becoming my favorite too!

Jenny, I hope you are not caught in that awful storm today. If you like this hat, I can get you one at target in Dallas next summer for $2.50. I spend a lot on my fancy painting hats. ; )

Bindu, I love your new photo of the piece of pottery - did you create that? It is amazing!

Thanks for blogging about my pet portraits Melissa, queen of pet portraits! you and Emmypants rock! Did you see I won Karine's lizard? I'm so excited about that.

Christine I'm so glad you came by - your flowers are beautiful and your amaryllis journey is remarkable. The detail and color is brilliant!

happy Thursday eve ladies, tomorrow is FRIDAY and then I get a 3 day weekend to paint my fanny off. Well, you know what I mean....

Anonymous said...

I wasn't going to start gushing Nancy! But seriously this painting made me warm inside ... I felt it! Don't ya love to physically feel art!!! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Robin! *waving paws* thank you so much. I hope that little dog rescue widget worked for you!!